Green college wins Best of Education award

Dearne Valley College (DVC) has won a green award in the South Yorkshire Times and Doncaster Free press Best in Education Awards.

The awards honour people who work within the education sector who have been nominated for their outstanding contributions, achievement, dedication and commitment.

At a ceremony at The Keepmoat Stadium, Doncaster hosted by BBC Look North’s South Yorkshire reporter Tom Ingall, the Wath-based College won the Green School award.

At DVC, many new ideas have been introduced in a bid to reduce energy usage, encourage recycling of materials and products and facilitate local production. The award was presented to head of estates and retail services, Paul Edwards.

He said: “It was an honour to accept this award on behalf of the college and its Estates Team. Even though times are hard, investment in low energy – low carbon projects will create a greener planet but will also free up business finances in the future to invest in growth. The college is proud of its local roots and is totally committed in the role it plays in the future of the Dearne Valley Community and Dearne Valley Eco Vision Project”. Graeme Huston, editor-in-chief at South Yorkshire Newspapers, said: “It is heart-warming to hear such inspirational stories from the borough’s best educators. These awards recognise those who work so hard to make their school or group the best it can be and it honours their selfless commitment to education”.

“The standard was absolutely outstanding this year”.