Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, today launched the 2012 Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year Award by calling on all primary school pupils throughout Northern Ireland to help find this years ‘greenest teacher’.
Thousands of pupils in over 850 primary schools across Northern Ireland are being given the opportunity to help their teacher be crowned ‘Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year’ by telling Action Renewables, in no more than 100 words, about the hard work their teacher does to look after the environment and educate children about ‘green’ issues.
All entries must be made to Action Renewables by Friday 19 October 2012 when they will be judged by a panel of experts, including David Knott, Environmental Manager, Belfast Harbour, Angus Waddington, Associate at Todd Architects, Susan Kinane, Managing Director, ESBIE Electric Ireland and Kate Noble, Head of Energy and Environmental Practices at the National Trust.
Six finalist teachers and their classes will be invited to take part in an all-expenses-paid fun Challenge Day at W5, an interactive discovery centre, on Wednesday 14 November 2012 where they will meet Webster, Belfast Harbour’s environmental guardian, enjoy an interactive ‘Talking Rubbish’ show and take part in a new team challenge for 2012 to create wind turbines.
The day will conclude with one teacher being awarded the coveted Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year title and winning tickets for their class to the new Titanic Belfast visitor attraction, a large hamper for the teacher, as well as an additional day at W5. There will also be prizes for the two runner ups of hampers and W5 tickets for their classes. All pupils attending the Challenge day will receive goodie bags.
Any primary schoolchildren who think their teacher deserves the Green Teacher of the Year title should send their entry, which should consist of no more than 100 words, to ‘Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year 2012’, Action Renewables, Boucher Business Studios, Block C, Unit 1, Glenmachan Place, Belfast, BT12 0PL or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 October to ensure their teacher doesn’t miss out.
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