22. February 2012 17:26
In three weeks time, pupils from our Secondary School will be competing 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.
Kicking off on Monday 12 March, 80 pupils from our Middle Years Programme and Diploma Programme Preparation classes 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 autumn watch’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.
Orsolya Kekko, Environmental Officer at ICS Secondary said: “The Climate Week Challenge is a great chance for pupils to put their classroom learning about climate change into practice. The challenge is an engaging and useful way for our pupils 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.”
We are all incredibly excited about the upcoming challenge, and will be keeping an eye on the campaign both here on the blog and via our Twitter account.
Good luck to all involved!