Date: 07/06/2012

Dearne Valley College (DVC) has won a category at the recent Doncaster Free Press Environment Awards.

The awards ceremony took place at the Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster where Jon Barker, DVC Programme Area Manager for Engineering and Technology collected the Senior School Award, sponsored by Banks Renewables on behalf of the College.

The Wath-based College 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 included; planting over 400 trees in conjunction with the Dearne Valley Eco-Vision team and solar panels installed at the Dearne Valley College Manvers Campus.

Each year ‘Health and Environment Week’ takes place which includes activities for students and the local community to get involved in, including; walks, bird watching, carbon footprint awareness, sustainability activities, talks from the RSPB and the Dearne Valley Eco- Vision, tree planting, and bike riding.

Throughout the year staff, students and the local community are welcomed to use the recycling points at the Manvers Campus (for cans, paper, glass, cardboard, batteries, ink cartridges, stamps and old stationery items). In addition, the college students volunteer to litter pick the local areas for the benefit of local residents.

Martin Harrison, DVC Executive Director of Finance and Resources, commented:
“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”.

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