Middleton St Mary’s Magic!

Community Education Awards 2012 Winners
The Green Schools Sustainability Project Award

Winner: Middleton St Mary’s C of E Primary School

Our school has won the above national award for all the amazing work we have done in our Woodlands Community garden.
The children, staff and parents are incredibly proud and want to tell everyone in Leeds about this amazing win!

The Community Education Awards is an annual celebration of schools’ efforts to help children and young people to become positive community members. The Police Community Clubs of Great Britain will use the awards to demonstrate the most innovative and effective approaches currently in use and encourage the development of more projects that will have a positive impact on pupils.

The first awards were held in 2011, and in the inaugural year attracted over 1000 applications.

The school received letters of support from Hilary Benn MP, Cllr Judith Blake, Gerald Jennings from Land Securities and many more.

The award recognises 5 years of hard work to transform a plain field into the ‘Largest Classroom in the School’. The project has been overseen by Sarah Tarrant and has involved every single child in the school.

There will be an official award ceremony on Wednesday 30th January which will be attended by all their sponsors.

Sarah Tarrant said:

“It could never have happened without the incredible support we have received from the whole community. It has been a wonderful project which will keep growing and developing for many more years.”

This article was written by Sarah Tarrant using our Community Reporters website at www.communityreporters.sllife.leeds11.com