Clock is ticking on Eco Kids! challenge

Pupils at Iveson Primary School who are collecting vouchers for the Eco Kids competition.
Pupils at Iveson Primary School who are collecting vouchers for the Eco Kids competition.
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Time is running out for schools to show they are really top of the class when it comes to pupil power.

Youngsters and parents across Leeds have spent the last few weeks collecting hundreds of special tokens in the Yorkshire Evening Post to win an eco-friendly makeover for their school.

We have teamed up with British Gas as part of the ECO KIDS! challenge - for two winning schools to receive makeovers worth a combined total of £100,000.

And the final token is set to be printed in the YEP on Saturday.

Among the students hoping to bag themselves a green prize are youngsters from Iveson Primary School, in north Leeds.

Eco-champion’ kids have been composting and doing waste audits, as well as collecting clothes, ink cartridges and batteries for recycling.

Jon Burnside, business manager at the school said: “ECO KIDS! is a great way to involve the parents and carers.

“If we were to win funding form the competition, it would go towards fitting energy efficient lighting around the school.”

The competition’s two winning schools will receive environmentally-friendly makeovers worth a combined total of £100,000.

Youngsters at Broomfield South Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre, in Belle Isle, and St Mary’s Primary School, in Horsforth, came up trumps in the previous competition after collecting tokens printed in the YEP.

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