My Green School competition winners!

My Green School was an initiative developed by Open-City to give children aged 7 to 11 across the UK the opportunity to learn about, and be inspired by, sustainable architecture through first hand investigations of their own school building and creative, curriculum-linked activities.

The nationwide My Green School Eco-Design Competition challenged the primary school age designers to come up with their own environmentally friendly school building.

Open-City was inundated with dazzling designs from across the country and the judges, Fiona Bailey, Senior Lecturer in Primary & Early Years Education at Middlesex University, and Victoria Thornton, Founding Director of Open-City, were incredibly impressed by the high standard and imaginative variety of the entries:

"My Green School is a fabulous initiative which presents teachers and children with an opportunity to engage with the important issue of sustainability in a creative, meaningful and connected way. The quality and diversity of the entries was very impressive, and it is fantastic to see children engaging so imaginatively and enthusiastically with such an important topic."

Fiona Bailey, Senior Lecturer, Primary and Early Years Education, Middlesex University & My Green School Judge

Take a look at the winning school designs showcased in the online exhibition!

The My Green School Awards

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Overall Winner
Rachel Fallas
Heath House Prep School, London
Age 10, Year 5

"As well as showing imagination, creativity and excellent design and model making skills, this entry demonstrates real awareness of a range of key issues which architects need to take into consideration when designing the sustainable buildings of the future." Fiona Bailey

Model Making Award
Lucy Pearce, Olivia Small, Kate Stohrer & Aimee Sinclair
Red House School, Stockton-on-Tees
Age 9 & 10, Year 5

Imaginative Design Award
Sasha, Maddalena, Imogen, Verity, Mnobo, Ufnoma, Feeza & Aneesha
The Mount School, London
Age 9 & 10, Year 5

Imaginative Design Commendation
Iman, Riya, Symran, Sophie & Gabriella and Sulily, Miku, Esha, Risa, Yuina & Luren
The Mount School, London
Age 9 & 10, Year 5

Drawing Award
Ethan Holmes, Josh Lees, Charlotte Fernihough, Beckie Carter, David Gale, Ashley Booth, Dylan Payne & Ben Weston
Overseal Primary School, Derbyshire
Age 10 & 11, Year 6

Drawing Commendation
Libby Eyley, Lauren Stevens, Grace Leedham, Chloe Cantwell, Skye, Harley Simpkin, Harriet Crane & Rachael Coates
Overseal Primary School, Derbyshire
Age 10 & 11, Year 6

Eco-Friendly Design Award
Rachel Fallas
Heath House Prep School, London
Age 10, Year 5

Eco-Friendly Design Commendation
Benjamin Lipman
Individual Entry, London
Age 7, Year 4

Sustainable Analysis Award
Teresa Mendes Missau, Njomeza Blakcori & Maggie Law
New End Primary School, London
Age 10 & 11, Year 6

Multimedia Award
Dylan King, Thomas Davies, Matthew Wilders, David Walker & Callum Havver
St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Gateshead
Age 9 & 10, Year 5

Multimedia Commendation
William Hands, Cameron James, Josh Lamb, Amy Rafferty & Olivia Sneddon
St Mary and St Thomas Aquinas Catholic Primary School, Gateshead
Age 9 & 10, Year 5

Design Development Award
Ollie Yeomans, Rhiannon Hooper, Hannah Kirkham, Ryan Tubey, Joseph Redfern, Euan Lucas & Jack Hart
Overseal Primary School, Derbyshire
Age 10 & 11, Year 6

Class Response Award
New End Primary School, London
Age 10 & 11, Year 6

Congratulations to everyone who took part, and in particular to this year's winners. For more information please get in touch with Venetia Wolfenden or call 020 3006 7008.

KS2 Teachers: Tackle sustainable design with your class

Open-City's My Green School Eco-Design resource has been designed to help teachers and their students to make cross-curricular investigations into sustainability and design. The resource suggests activities that can fit into your timescale – whether its one lesson, one day, one week or one half term.

You can download a copy of the My Green School Eco-Design resource to guide students through an investigation of their own school building, sustainable architecture and the design process, and to inspire them to create their own dazzling designs for an exciting eco-school building. The resource contains:

  • A step-by-step guide to investigating architectural design and sustainable design
  • How to use your school building for your investigations
  • Links to the curriculum
  • Activity ideas & session plans including learning outcomes & materials


  

 

 

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Are you a teacher of 7-12 year olds and fancy exploring eco-design?

Then try out the unique
My Green School Curriculum-Linked Lessons
, complete with Teacher Guide.





 

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