Congratulations to Redborne Environmental Club - the ultimate winners of the 2021/22 Greensand Champions Scheme! 

Run by staff members, Claire Bassett and Mark Brockway at Redborne Upper School, the Environmental Group has a student membership of more than ten mostly Year 11 students. The group has been active in getting outdoors and engaging in local environmental conservation work in Ampthill and Flitwick.  

The Greensand Trust in partnership with Greensand Country is putting the "Green into Greensand" and looking for Greensand Champions - groups or individual young people who are doing something amazing for the Greensand Country environment. We’d love to hear what young people are doing and give them the recognition they deserve as our ‘Greensand Champions’.

Our aim is to celebrate positive environmental action, support the achievements of those young people doing great work and challenge ourselves and others to do more - together we can really make a difference and help improve our local environment.

Pictured are children from Clophill Preschool - ultimate Greensand Champions for 2020/21.

What's makes a Greensand Champion?

A Greensand Champion could be, for example, someone who:

  • Offers ongoing support for a local environmental group or cause
  • Undertakes proactive habitat enhancement in the Greensand Country landscape area taking action against climate change
  • Understands, campaigns and shares information relating to the unique Greensand Country landscape and its vulnerability to climate change and other factors

Some ideas of what makes a Greensand Champion.

General Award Categories

Anyone from Greensand Country can become a Greensand Champion - entries are open in the following three categories:

  • Individuals aged 10 and under
  • Individuals aged 11 – 18yrs
  • Groups e.g. schools, uniformed groups, youth groups

To enter please fill in this Application Form

Please submit your entry to the Greensand Champions Scheme 2023 to [email protected] before 30th September 2023.

The Greensand Country Landscape Partnership is led by the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity and local environment charity, The Greensand Trust, and is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It is made possible by National Lottery players; without them we couldn’t fund the project.

 

See our Greensand Champions 2021/2022 Hall of Fame

See details of our previous Greensand Champions here