June saw the Green Schools Revolution campaign awarding Walton with £1000 for their green thinking initiatives. 6000 schools nationwide were involved showcasing work achieved.
Walton was the only secondary school in the region to win and share the £18,000 prize fund. Judges were impressed with the fruit and vegetables grown within the school, composting food waste, creating a wildflower meadow and educating children to live more sustainably. The prize money will be spent extending the school’s orchard and setting up an annual vegetable growing competition.
Simon Plunkett, Regional Secretary for the Co-operative in the North West and North Midlands who organised the competition said,
“We had some very strong entries, so Walton High School should be very proud of the work it is doing and I hope by winning this competition it can take its eco plans to the next level. The school is a shining example of sustainability in action that will no doubt inspire others.”