Award beckons for Littletown's 'green team'

PUBLISHED: 17:58 08 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 15 June 2010

A Honiton school is among just four in the whole of Devon to be short listed in the Pennywell Green School of the Year Award.

A Honiton school is among just four in the whole of Devon to be short listed in the Pennywell Green School of the Year Award. Littletown Primary School has made it through to the final stage of judging and the winner will be announced before the end of the summer term. The competition was launched by environ-mentally friendly business Pennywell Farm last autumn to recognise those schools making an effort to reduce their impact on the environment.Applications have been received from all over the county. Pennywell's owner Chris Murray, a founder member of the South Hams Green Tourism Business Scheme, said: "The standard of entry has been outstanding. It's so encouraging to see that children really can be encouraged to know that they can and do make a difference."He added: "What makes Littletown Primary School stand out is the real involvement of the children, even encouraging the older pupils to use their persuasive letter writing skills to contact the local council about recycling plastics." The other finalists are St Michael's Primary School, Kingsteignton, Brixham Church of England Primary School and Plymouth's Widey Court Primary School. All four schools will now receive a visit from the panel of judges.

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