Climate Week – week ending 25th March

[24 Mar 2012]

Students from Sirius Academy competed with tens of thousands of other people from schools, colleges and workplaces across the UK, in the country’s biggest environmental competition.

The Climate Week Challenge kicked off on Monday 12th March, and marked the first day of Climate Week, the UK’s biggest climate change campaign. All students took part in the Challenge which aims to get as many people as possible to come up with creative ideas to help the environment.

The school’s winning student, whose entry was put forward for the national competition, was Joshua Hannon. His idea was wooden cars.

Mr Fletcher said: “The Climate Week Challenge was a great chance for students to put their classroom learning about climate change into practice. The challenge was an engaging and useful way for our students to continue learning about the effects climate change is having on our planet and also an excellent opportunity to develop strategic thinking about the potential solutions. We were very excited to be part of the country’s biggest environmental competition.”

Kevin Steele, Chief Executive at Climate Week, said: “The Climate Week Challenge enables young people to develop their skills of innovation and team-working to help combat climate change, which is one of the most important issues they will need to address as the emerging generation. We were hugely impressed with the response from schools and many of the ideas developed by this year’s participants were brilliant.”
Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. The campaign is backed by eminent individuals such as the Prime Minister and Sir Paul McCartney, and by organisations including the National Association of Headteachers and Eco-Schools. Climate Week’s headline partner is Tesco and its supporting partners are EDF Energy, H&M, Nissan and Sodastream.

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