The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity set up to encourage young people's understanding of the environment. Founded back in 1982, it aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora & fauna. 

It also aims to provide balanced views to take into account the realities of the modern world.  Young people need to know all of the facts in order to make their own decisions about how they want to shape their world for the future.

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Better Energy School Awards

The Better Energy School Awards aim to assist and encourage environmental education for young people aged 5-11. They promote cross-curricular work on the environment and offer opportunities to study energy including fossil fuels and alternative technologies, linking with the National Curriculum for England and Wales and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.

The awards are split into four regions (South/Central, North, Wales and West, Scotland) and there will be a winner for each Award category in each region.

With over 50 prizes available and a top prize of £5,000 for the overall champion school, it's well worth taking part!

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Energy Challenges UK

Energy Challenges UK is an education project to help primary schools in the UK to reduce their environmental impacts. This is achieved primarily by reducing their energy consumption, but also by engaging them in initiatives to reduce waste increase recycling and improve the biodiversity of their grounds and surrounding areas.

A step-by-step programme of educational materials has been created by YPTE to support the project.  

Energy Challenges UK has been made freely available to primary schools in Southend by Southend Borough Council through their involvement in the Interreg North Sea-funded project 2IMPREZS.

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