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28th June, 2016

With the 2016 Environmental Youth Awards (EYA) at the Royal Bath & West Show now over, and the clear up nearly complete, it’s a good time to reflect on the success and plan for the future.


First of all congratulations to this years overall winner, Banwell School. They were pushed pretty hard by all the other County finalists and, as ever, the judges had their work cut out in making the final decision;  Canford School, Wellesley Park Primary School and Warminster School were all extremely enthusiastic finalists with a range of fantastic environmental activities.  For more information on each of the schools and their activities head over to the EYA website


Judging Team @ Somerset - EYA Winners 2016


It is to this end that we are appealing to next years potential groups to get involved.  Do you know a school or youth organisation that is involved in meaningful conservation?  Be that in a rural village or inner city group, it matters not; the most important thing is young people are making things happen that enhance the environment in which they live.


We are always looking for new and innovative projects that can make a real difference to people’s lives, so give it a thought.  If you would like to see the sort of projects that past entrants have been involved in please visit the EYA Website  – now you’ve got some inspiration go on and take it further!


To those groups who have won in the past, both overall and at County level, it would be lovely to hear from you – let us know what you are doing now and how you spent the money you won thanks to the generous sponsorship by HSBC Bank. 



The Environmental Youth Award is one of a number of awards, grants and scholarships offered by the Royal Bath & West of England Society for the promotion of agriculture, manufacture, commerce and arts in the West of England.  For more information on all of the Society’s activities head to

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