School pupils in Dundee and Angus have been given the chance to show how they would lead the world towards a greener, net zero life if they were world leaders.
The competition was run by the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) and was funded by Seagreen Wind Energy Limited which is currently constructing Scotland’s biggest windfarm, Seagreen, 27km off the Angus coast.
Pupils were given the challenge to design posters depicting the following:
If you were a world leader, what would you do to transition your community towards a greener, net-zero life? What changes would you make?
20 teams were selected as finalists from 13 schools, and the winners were announced and awarded during a virtual showcase event on Tuesday 7th December.
The virtual event was a fun-filled celebration of the work which students have completed and a showcase of their spectacular ideas, with guest speakers Owen Murphy from Seagreen and Kate Wallace-Lockhart from SSE Renewables.
Pictures show:- Holly Cattrell from S1 Monifieth High School and
Aimee Prendergast, Alice Keppland and Clara Brown from P6 in Rosebank Primary
Stakeholder Manager for Seagreen, Pauline Allison said:
“The Seagreen team and our JV partners SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies are keen to help young people understand the difference that the Seagreen wind farm will make but also that we all have a continuing role to play in securing the planet’s future.
“The award ceremony was fantastic, and the competition was an excellent opportunity for students to show their creativity and knowledge, and to share their ideas of net zero and achieving zero carbon emissions.”
Steven Brown, Education and Events Lead for EDT said:
“The standard of entries has been fantastic at all age levels, and we are delighted to see how young people have grasped the ideas behind net zero and why it’s important for their local communities.
It was great to award the students with the prizes and recognition they deserve for their efforts in the virtual showcase event.”