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The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth Cllr David Fuller and the Lady Mayoress joined Cllr Dave Ashmore, Portsmouth City Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, to present the 2019 Portsmouth Tidy Schools and Environment awards and the Recycling Superstars awards to winning schools last week.

The annual Tidy Schools Awards, run by Portsmouth City Council, have been running for 28 years. Schools have to demonstrate that they are keeping their grounds clean and tidy, how the pupils assist in doing this, and what environmental initiatives they are running in their schools, and again how the pupils are involved.

This year, for the second year running, schools were asked to run a recycling project within their school for the Recycling Superstars competition and judges awarded prizes for the winners award, runners up and highly commended certificates.

Cllr Dave Ashmore, Portsmouth City Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety, said:

"Congratulations to all the winning schools and runners up. I was delighted to see so many entries and interesting projects involving pupils to keep schools clean and to encourage recycling."

The winning schools in the Tidy Schools competition were:

  • Overall Winner   -   Wimborne Infant School
  • Judges Award   -   Arundel Court Primary School
  • Infant Category   -   Meon Infant School
  • Junior Category   -   Langstone Junior School
  • Primary Category   -   St Jude's CoE Primary School
  • Special Needs Category -  Harbour School @ Cosham
  • Independent Category   -   Portsmouth Grammar School (Junior)

    The winner of the Recycling Superstars Competition was Meon Junior School.

There were also runners-up and highly commended schools.

Recycling Superstar Award winners Meon Junior School

The Lady Mayoress, the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and Councillor Dave Ashmore presenting the Recycling Superstars Award to winning pupils from Meon Junior School.