BES Green Schools Competition

Welcome to our ‘BES Green Schools’ digital exhibition! As part of our ‘Connecting schools to Nature’ project, we’ve been working with 50 schools across the North-East to reimagine their school grounds. From wildflower meadows and outdoor classrooms to installing windmills and living walls. We received over 50 entries from pupils across our network of schools, with each pupil submitting their favourite ideas to help bring nature to their school, and drawing what this might look like in the future, complete with map and key! To share their work with everyone, we’ve gathered all the designs and curated a digital exhibition below. Click through to take a look around the gallery and be inspired by the next generation!

Explore the Exhibition here!


Behind the creative process

This exhibition has been curated using the designs and ideas of local pupils from our network of 50 schools across the North-East of England. We owe a huge thank you to all the teachers and pupils who submitted their ideas!

Pupils across our network of schools out helping improve their school grounds and helping local nature!

To learn more about the project and what else our partner schools have been up to, check out our main project page here.

The winning design

The winning 'Green Transformations' design, submitted by Jack from Cassop Primary

Overall winner: Jack from Cassop Primary School in Durham
Individual commendation [best design]: Ewan from Wolsingham Primary in Durham
Individual commendation [best idea]:
Emily from Wark CofE Primary in Northumberland

After some tough decision-making, the winning prize went to Jack from Cassop Primary School who will receive £150 worth of outdoor equipment for the school to use, helping them bring their designs to life!

A huge thank you to all those schools who submitted their ideas! As we deliver our final module of the ‘Connecting schools to nature’ project, we are continuing to work with local teachers and help turn some of these green transformation ideas into a reality. To achieve this, we are working with our funders at the National Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as the Durham Community Foundation… watch this space!