COP26 Competition – Chichester Climate Challenge

COP26 Climate change conference

Chichester MP, Gillian Keegan, launched a Chichester Climate Challenge for school children/students at Primary and Secondary Schools to for COP26.

Gillian has written to schools across the area, encouraging them to take part in the competition asking the next generation to come up with ideas on how to improve the environment, as well as mitigate climate change.

The winner will be selected by Gillian who will then take the idea to the Prime Minister, where she will share the details of the winners’ idea with him.

Children in Primary School have been asked to submit an A4 digital poster, explaining or storyboarding their idea, and an optional 300 word explanation.

For Secondary Schools, Gillian is looking for innovative ideas. The judging criteria will be on how well thought out the ideas are, as well as feasibility. If a student has identified an area for rewilding, she’s looking for things like: why is the site a good place, what are the potential impacts, and who might have to pay for it. The written element should be a max of 500 words, with an optional one-page digital poster containing graphics, design ideas or storyboard.

The submissions should be sent by email to [email protected] with the subject ‘Chichester Climate Challenge – [idea name]’. Included in the submission should be the name(s) of the student, age, class and/or year group and school. There is no limit to how many per school – it can be individual students, classes, year groups or the whole school.

The deadline for entries is Friday 26 November 5pm


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