Caldicotes Primary Academy - Our 2013 Tigers Are Not Rubbish Competition Winners
Our 2013 Tigers Are Not Rubbish Competition blew us away. We were amazed by the high standard of entries and impressed by the number of schools that took part. There must be lots of young conservation champions in the making out there.
Schools from all over the country entered and we had some ingenious designs using all-sorts of unusual recycled materials ranging from car tyres to beer bottles; a brilliant effort by every single entry. We had such a difficult job narrowing down the finalists, let alone picking a winner.
Once our top ten tigers had been decided, they were invited along to be put on display at 'Tiger Tracks' in St Pancras International station. The public loved them, our volunteers were inundated with questions on how they were made and who made them, and bets were placed on which one would be the winner.
The final judging took place on the Saturday of our Tiny Tigers childrens weekend and the judges included Born Free's Virginia Mckenna and the children's author, Lauren St John.
A HUGE congratulations to Caldicotes Primary Academy who were our very worthy winners and who came all the way from Middlesbrough to be with us on the day. Their recycled tiger was really something special. It was made out of recycled Sainsbury's carrier bags and it looked very impressive. We absolutely love it!
A big thank you also to all the schools that took part, we hope we've inspired some new conservation heros out there and that you all had as much fun making your tigers as we did seeing them. A gggggreeeat job everyone.