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A competition launching this month in Enfield primary and secondary schools aims to increase engagement by young people in efforts to tackle environmental threats.

The Love Your Planet competition invites schoolchildren to create a poster or short video on the subject of climate change. It has three main aims:

  • to raise awareness of the climate crisis,
  • to highlight good practice in Enfield schools,
  • to enable young people to feel there is something they can do.

Enter the Love Your Planet competition - open to primary and secondary pupils throughout Enfield

Kids, show us how you feel about climate change by making

  • a poster
  • a one-minute video
  • a TikTok
  • a reel

It could tell us about what you or your school are doing about climate change, or you could give us your ideas about how to tackle the problem.

qr code for love your planets schools competition entry form

For the competition entry form, scan the code or visit bit.ly/encaf

Dates

Love your planet competition launches (entry form goes live) on 24th September, 9am. Entries close Monday 24th October, 6pm.

Rules

  • All video content must be less than one minute long.
  • Only one entry per student.
  • All entrants must complete the entry form.
  • All entries must be labelled with name of entrant and school.

Prizes

There will be prizes for winners and runners up in x3 age groups, from 4yrs to 16yrs.

Prizes for the winners and runners-up in each age group will be presented by rapper and storyteller Alim Kamara at a ceremony at the Culture Palace in Enfield Town, where there will be an exhibition of entries.

The competition is being organised by Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCAF).

The Love Your Planet competition has been devised by Zoey Cooper and Maggie Butt from Enfield Climate Action Forum's education group, whose research into how climate change is being taught in Enfield schools revealed some very impressive projects, but also a lack of coordination between schools. To kickstart the competition they worked with BA students at Middlesex University to make the two short films above, designed to be shown in schools. They were filmed at three Enfield schools - Prince of Wales Primary, Hazelwood School and St Ignatius College - with their students in the star roles.

In the video below, recorded in May, Zoey and Maggie update an online EnCAF meeting about their research into action on climate change in Enfield schools and about their plans for the competition.

Update

Here's another, more recent interview with the people behind the competition and with a student at Middlesex University who was involved in creating the two films for screening in schools.

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PGC Webmaster posted a reply #6589 24 Sep 2022 23:15


EnCAF have now issued another, more recent interview with the people behind the competition and with a student at Middlesex University who was involved in creating the two films for screening in schools.