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Pupils at a primary school in Newark are gearing up for the chance to win a Green Guardian award for outstanding environmental work.

On Tuesday a representative from the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, which runs the awards, visited children at Bowbridge Primary School on Bailey Road, Newark, to see what progress had been made since the school won two awards with the scheme in 2006.

The communications manager for the trust, Mr Erin McDaid, said: “This is a fantastic school with a good eco-friendly reputation and we want to encourage other schools and individuals to follow their example.”

The school is hoping to win an award in the education and environment category, and if it does the school will receive a £1,000 towards furthering their eco-friendly curriculum.

The budget manager at the school, Mrs Carol Wilkinson, said: “This year our theme is growing and cooking.

“The children learn how to grow their own food and we teach them how to cook it.”

Judging is in mid-October and the winner will be announced in November.

Anyone interested in applying should contact www.not tinghamshirewildlife.org and download a form, or telephone on 0115 9588242.

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