Primaries put planet first
The top school will receive Pounds 1,500 to split between the teacher and the school, Pounds 1,000 to donate to a local environmental project and a free trip to see Tetra Pak operations and managed forests in Sweden.
Among the six finalists is Ruth Levy, a teacher at Stanley Grove Infants in Manchester, whose class created an audio-visual primary resource pack, Junk Jam 4, which uses cartoons to teach children about recycling.
Another finalist, Alan French, from Stocksfield Avenue Primary School, Newcastle, enabled his pupils to transform a barren tarmac and grass area into a dragon's lair using raised flower beds and seating made of old railway sleepers.
Nottingham teacher Marie Sparrow, of Samuel Barlow School, used a design and technology project to help children redesign their run-down playground area, adding murals, a wildlife habitat and a fitnessadventure trail.
Tetra Pak managing director Ulf Brasen says: "These teachers are performing a great service for future generations and the planet."