Top eco award for college

Pictured (L-R): Jon Barker, Dearne Valley College Programme Area Manager for Engineering and Technology, Phil Dykes from Banks Renewables and Richard Ellis, DVC Programme Area Manager for Construction Skills. They are pictured at the Doncaster Free Press Environment Awards. Picture: Liz Mockler D2248LM
Pictured (L-R): Jon Barker, Dearne Valley College Programme Area Manager for Engineering and Technology, Phil Dykes from Banks Renewables and Richard Ellis, DVC Programme Area Manager for Construction Skills. They are pictured at the Doncaster Free Press Environment Awards. Picture: Liz Mockler D2248LM
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Dearne Valley College showed their green credentials after taking home a top award in recognition of their commitment to saving the environment.

The Wath-based college collected the Senior School Award at the recent Environment Awards, run by the SYT’s sister paper the Doncaster Free Press.

Staff put forward a submission and photos to support their award entry, which included projects and initiatives that the college has introduced or is continuing to work on.

Projects include planting over 400 trees in conjunction with the Dearne Valley Eco-Vision team and installing solar panels at the Manvers campus.

The college received praise for taking part in ‘Health and Environment Week’, which involved organising community activities such as walks, bird watching and carbon footprint awareness seminars.

Students were also commended for their use of college recycling points and for organising litter picks.

Martin Harrison, Executive Director of Finance and Resources at the college, said: “The college is pleased to accept the award from the Doncaster Free Press for acknowledgement of its efforts towards the Dearne Valley Eco-Vision.

“The college will continue to perform its part enhancing the buildings and the surrounding spaces ensuring they are a positive environment for students, staff, visitors and the local community.”