Climate Week

[11 Mar 2012]

Students from Sirius Academy will compete 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 will kick off on Monday 12 March, marking the first day of Climate Week, the UK’s biggest climate change campaign. All of our students will take part in the Challenge which aims to get as many people as possible to come up with creative ideas to help the environment. An all-star judging panel including Autumnwatch’s Kate Humble, adventurer and TV presenter Bruce Parry and Spooks’ star Sophia Myles will decide on the most creative entries.

The Climate Week Challenge is open to everyone and teams of 4 to 6 people compete within age categories although everyone is given the same core challenge. The Challenge is only revealed at 9am and teams have until the end of the day to submit their entry. Winners will be announced on Monday 26 March.

Mr. Fletcher said: “The Climate Week Challenge is a great chance for students to put their classroom learning about climate change into practice. The challenge is 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 cannot wait to find out what the exact task will involve.”

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. Many of the ideas developed by last year’s 145,000 participants were brilliant, and we are all looking forward to see what this year’s teams propose.”
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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