Mayor reveals eco challenge for schools

Mayor of Sutton Coldfield, Councillor David Pears, has announced the names of 23 schools in the town that have signed up to his Eco Challenge. In September, all primary schools in Sutton Coldfield were invited to apply a £650 grant as part of the Mayor’s Eco Challenge 2017/18. The grant was intended for pupils to get involved in an environmental project. Cllr Pears, Mayor of Sutton Coldfield said:

“I am delighted with the response to my challenge. It is inspiring to hear about the different activities the schools have planned, from reinvigorating an old eco garden, to purchasing essential garden tools, soil and seeds and encouraging outdoor learning.”


The schools taking part are:  

  • Banners Gate Primary School
  • Boldmere Infant & Nursery School
  • Boldmere Junior School
  • Coppice Primary School
  • Deanery C of E Primary
  • Four Oaks Primary School
  • Highclare Junior School
  • Hill West Primary
  • Holland House Infant School
  • Hollyfield Primary School
  • Holy Cross Catholic Primary
  • Langley Special School
  • Little Sutton Primary School
  • Penns Primary
  • Mere Green Primary
  • Minworth Junior & Infant School
  • Moor Hall School
  • New Hall Primary School
  • St Joseph’s RC Primary
  • The Shrubbery School
  • Walmley Junior School
  • Whitehouse Common Primary
  • Wylde Green Primary School

The Mayor continued:

“We will follow up with each project early in February 2018, and choose the top three schools who will receive an additional £500. The challenge ties in with Sutton Coldfield’s entry into Heart of England in Bloom 2018. We hope to show the judges the excellent environmental work in schools and the gardening abilities of pupils when they visit in July.”    

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