Pupils from City Circle Saturday School 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 in the UK will kick off on Monday 12 March, marking the first day of Climate Week, the UK’s biggest climate change campaign. Approximately 100 pupils at the City Circle Saturday School from years 4 to A ‘levels will take part in the Challenge on Saturday 17 March which aims to get as many people as possible to come up with creative ideas to help the environment.
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 on the day and teams have until the end of the day to submit their entry. Winners will be announced on Saturday 24 March.
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.