Welcome to the 2022 Greensand Champions Hall of Fame!

Greensand Champions are young people who, on their own or as part of a group, are doing amazing things for the Greensand Country Environment. They are inspiring and enthusiastic young people with a passion for positive environmental change and we'd like to share and celebrate their actions with you!

The Ultimate Winner!

Our judges have assessed all entries and we are now delighted to announce the overall winner and and our ultimate Greensand Champion 2022 is REDBORNE ENVIRONMENTAL GROUP! 

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.  

Our congratulations also to all those shortlisted in this year's scheme - here they are:

Flitwick Scout Group

The group has undertaken a number of volunteering projects to help young people engage with local nature and learn about growing plants. Most recently, Flitwick Cubs, Scouts and leaders took part in helping to plant 2,000 blackthorn, hawthorn and hazel trees at Bromham Scout Campsite as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.  

Swallowfield Lower School 

For 10 years, the school’s Eco-Committee, with members from each year, has shared ideas to and from their peers. The volunteers have been gardening in the polytunnel, planting the wildlife area, composting fruit waste, collecting recycling, monitoring school energy use, and have participated in Switch Off Fortnight and Waste Week.

Barnabas Oley C of E Primary School 

As a school, Barnabas Oley has an Eco-Friendly Ethos and encourages pupils to recycle. The school uses different teaching methods, which include the importance of insects, plants, trees and pretty much the whole eco system and how they impact our environment. With this in mind, the school collects empty crisp packets, used batteries and ink cartridges and it sends these off to be recycled.  

Olly and Zac Knibbs 

Olly and Zac have been volunteering to make a difference to the area of Greensand Country on their walk to school each day. They have taken the time to pick up litter and learn about the landscape they walk through. This has helped to keep the local area tidy and ensure that the waste is correctly sorted. 

More about Greensand Champions 

Find out about our previous winners here

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.