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Awards and Recognition

WESSA Eco-Schools:

Danville has been involved in Eco-Schools since 2004 and has been awarded a certificate and flag every year for their environmental efforts.

Eco-Schools Green Business Awards Competition:

In 2012 Danville started a green business called Originally Made Green or OMG, making various products out of waste. Danville entered the Eco-Schools Green Business Awards Competition where we were announced proud joint national winners for our efforts.

The Trust for Sustainable Living Schools (TSL) Essay Competition:

Danville entries (up to 10 per year) have received honourable mentions (top 33%) or been finalists (top 10%) over the years. In 2018 Anisa Esat was placed joint second and in 2019 Keziah Bahadur was placed joint fourth place in the world.

South African Institute of International Affairs Environmental Sustainability Project (SAIIA ESP):

Danville learners have participated in the SAIIA ESP since 2011. Danville was awarded a best speaker award in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2016. The team was the winning provincial delegation in KZN in 2013 and 2014, and awarded a silver award for second place nationally in 2017 and a Bronze award for third place nationally in 2018 and 2019.

Water Explorer Programme:

Danville were proud South African Water Explorer winners in 2015 and finalists (top 5) in 2017.

One Planet Water Explorer UN Global Search for Sustainable Schools:

Danville was privileged to have been selected as one of seven schools in South Africa in the Global Search for Sustainable Schools for our environmental efforts over the years. We have been awarded funding to up-scale our vegetable garden and make it monkey-proof.

Royal Society Schools’ Essays:

Danville learners have been submitting essays on a variety of topics, some environmental (e.g. water), over the years and have been winners on a few occasions.

Outstanding Teacher Award:

Mrs Mann (the Environmental Co-ordinator at Danville) was awarded an outstanding teacher award in 2018 by WESSA Eco-Schools.

eThekwini Water and Sanitation Conference:

A team of Danville learners presented at the Ethekwini Water and Sanitation Conference in 2014 and 2016. A Danville learner was named as second best speaker in 2014.