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Boris praises kids’ eco-school projects

PUBLISHED: 16:41 14 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:26 05 October 2010

London Schools Environment Award

London Schools Environment Award

copyright: hayley madden 2008

BORIS Johnson presented two East End schools with environmental awards for projects learning how litter, graffiti and noise can have a negative impact on the environment. The London Mayor c0ngratulated the pupils from St Agnes Primary in Poplar and Ben Jonson Primary in Stepney at the London Schools Environment awards at City Hall on July 10

BORIS Johnson presented two East End schools with environmental awards for projects learning how litter, graffiti and noise can have a negative impact on the environment.

The London Mayor c0ngratulated the pupils from St Agnes Primary in Poplar and Ben Jonson Primary in Stepney at the London Schools Environment awards at City Hall on Thursday (July 10).

Both schools were praised on their projects which scooped the top prizes in Tower Hamlets.

St Agnes won a 'distinction' and a £2,000, while Ben Jonson received 'highly commended' and £1,000.

"The enthusiasm shown by the young 'green champions' in Tower Hamlets is really encouraging," said the Mayor.

"If our streets and parks are covered in graffiti and litter, we send out a message that the area has little value and we don't care about it.

"But these children are learning valuable lessons that are helping London now and in the future."

Two schools from each of the 33 London boroughs were presented with awards by TV presenter and wildlife photographer Chris Packham, out of 580 across London taking part in the fifth annual event.

The awards were set up to develop a sense of responsibility for the environment encourage youngsters to make simple changes to their lives, like turning off the tap when brushing their teeth to get them into 'saving' habits now so they become a way of life later.

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