Nominations from parents, pupils, friends, colleagues or the teachers themselves are invited by February 25. Six finalists will be selected for their original approaches to environmental teaching, motivation of children and their ongoing commitment to integrating environmental teaching into the curriculum. First prize is pound;2,000 divided equally between the teacher and school plus an all-expenses paid trip to Sweden to see the Tetra-Pak production facility and well-managed forests. Generous cash prizes will go to the other finalists. Details: Educational Communications, 0171 453 4646.
SCHOOLS RECYCLING COMPETITION
The more aluminium cans schools recycle the more funds they can raise for school equipment or the development of a conservation area within the school. The Aluminium Can Recycling Association is asking schools to e-mail its Website each month with details of the weight of cans they have collected and the number of pupils involved in the scheme. Photos and details of winning schools are put up on the site, which also includes lesson plans covering science, English, mathematics and information technology, colour posters and facts about cans. The address is: http:www.alucan.org.uk
QUALITY TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AWARD
The Quality Teachers agency is inviting schools in the Midlands to nominate supply teachers (provided by the agency) for outstanding performance. The winner will receive pound;1,000 and the nominating school a choice of pound;1,000 or 10 days' free supply teaching. Every nominee will receive a certificate and an invitation to an awards celebration in the summer term. Details: Fiona Palmer, 0121 441 1068.