The search is on for Larne’s greenest primary teacher

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With only weeks to go, the race is on for Larne primary school pupils to nominate their ‘Green Teacher of the Year’ as the final leg of the competition comes to a close on October 19.

The unique competition, organised by Belfast Harbour and Action Renewables, rewards primary school teachers for taking responsibility for the environment and eco issues.

Last year’s judging panel named Neil McAllister from Fairview Primary School, Ballyclare, as winner of the coveted gong, taking away the top prize of a hamper and tickets for his class to the Ulster Orchestra Christmas performance of ‘The Snowman’ at the Ulster Hall.

Entries from across Northern Ireland have been coming in since the annual award, now in its fourth year, launched in June. To give their teacher the opportunity to be crowned ‘Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year 2012’ pupils must tell Action Renewables, in no more than 100 words, about the hard work their teacher does to consider the environment and educate children about ‘green’ issues.

On Wednesday, November 14, six finalist teachers and their classes will be invited to take part in an all-expenses-paid fun Challenge Day at W5.

Any primary schoolchildren who think their teacher deserves the Green Teacher of the Year title should send their entry, which should consist of no more than 100 words, to ‘Belfast Harbour Green Teacher of the Year 2012’, Action Renewables, Boucher Business Studios, Block C, Unit 1, Glenmachan Place, Belfast, BT12 0PL or email by 19 October to ensure their teacher doesn’t miss out.