Green Legacy Guernsey wins main 2013 Conservation Awards prize

June 14th, 2013 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards

The Green Legacy Project organised by Nigel Clarke of Queux Patio Plant Centre won the coveted Insurance Corporation Conservation Award for 2013.

In the first five months of 2013, the Green Legacy Project, now in its fourth year, has provided workshops in Green Legacy’s eco garden at Queux Patio Plants to almost 400 school children. The workshops have covered ‘Wiggly Worms’, ‘Nature’s Recyclers’ and ‘How Plants Grow’.

The Green Legacy Project has also organised Council for Learning Outside the Classroom training for Guernsey school teachers on 20 June and 21 June 2013.

The Green Legacy Project gives both social and economic benefits by educating people about Nature and plants.

This long term project received £2,000 from Insurance Corporation to fund its activities.

Peter Walpole, Chairman of Insurance Corporation and founder of the competition, said “the judges and I were thoroughly impressed.”

“It is important to engage with the younger generation to show them just how important the environment is. Nigel Clarke’s project aims to not only benefit today’s environment, but it will sustain our beloved green areas for years to come which we feel is a true investment,” he said.

Hansard Limited received the newly introduced Corporate Conservation Award for their rooftop bee keeping.

Jonathan Hart of Hansard Trust on The Grange in St Peter Port next to the beehive for which the company won the Insurance Corporation's Conservation Award for 2013 (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Jonathan Hart of Hansard Ltd holding the Insurance Corporation’s Corporate Conservation Award for 2013 for establishing a beehive on The Grange in St Peter Port (click image to expand – ©RLLord)

They won £500 for their efforts to help the bee population in the urban environment of St Peter Port.

St Martin Primary School won £1,000 in the schools section of the competition to create an outdoor teaching area and sensory garden.

The school aims to incorporate environmental awareness into their curriculum. The children have already enjoyed caring for their plants along with other outdoor activities.

Each Guernsey school that entered the Conservation Awards competition also received a bird box and a tree courtesy of Earlswood Nursery Garden Centre.

Insurance Corporation thanked all the entrants and everyone who was involved with what was a successful 23rd year of the Conservation Awards competition.


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