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Wednesday, 23 September 2015

On behalf of the Eco Group, I am pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the education category of the Bernard Matthews Youth Awards!
In the summer holidays, I was both surprised and delighted to have received an email from someone behind the awards, recommending that I enter the eco group into the education category after she had come across our website and was evidently impressed! Last week, we heard back from the people behind the awards who gave us the great news that we have been shortlisted and invited to the awards ceremony in Norwich on the 27th of September. We feel very privileged to have been invited to this event and we are still thrilled to have been shortlisted. You can read more about the other finalists in this article on the EDP website.
So what are these awards? The Bernard Matthews Youth Awards have been running for seven years and were set up by Bernard Matthews to reco­gnise and award young people aged 11 to ­18 living in Norfolk and Suffolk. There are eight categories within the awards, these are:
  • Food and Farming
  • Sport
  • Community­
  • Charity
  • Arts
  • Bravery
  • Education
  • Heroes

As mentioned earlier, we have been shortlisted for the education category. The winner of each category receives a cash prize of £1000. This would prove to be very beneficial to the Eco Group in completing ongoing ­projects as well as ­funding a whole new generation of projects which could hopefully get our younger members more involved with the group to prepare them for when the majority of the eco group leave the school in June and they become the leading force of the eco group!
Evidently, this award is a fantastic opportunity for our group and would a­llow us to achieve the vision we have wo­rked towards since its founding. We hope­ to share some good news with you soon!

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