Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pupils Encouraged to Take Part

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Pupils Encouraged to Take Part

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Byline: By Cathy Spencer

There are seven categories in the Lord Mayor's Cup and all schools, private and LEA are invited to take part.

The categories cover all age groups from nursery through to over 13 and special needs. Winners of each category win pounds 500, 2nd place gets pounds 250 and there are achievement awards of pounds 100 and merit awards of pounds 50.

The overall winner receives the Lord Mayor's Cup and receives a further pounds 500 for their school.

Presenting the awards today is the Lord Mayor of Newcastle, Councillor John Marshall.

He said: "Not only does this prestigious award champion the talents of our city's young people it also shows children can make a real difference to the community around them by focusing on how to protect the environment.

"The involvement of schools across the city is confirmation that the Newcastle Gateshead bid to be 2008 Capital of Culture is embedded in the community."

The winner of the Tom Yellowley Shield wins pounds 250 and it will be awarded to the school with the most innovative entry. …

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