Bassetlaw District Council is running a special design-a-poster
competition for year 5 primary school children in the district to
mark the UK’s first national Climate Week from 21-27 March.
Organised by Bassetlaw District Council’s Strategic Housing
Officer, Gemma Maddock and Sustainability Officer, Kerri Ellis, the
competition is intended to tie in with the normal school
curriculum. The winning school will receive a tailored activity day
with prizes reflecting Climate Change.
DIY specialists, Focus is sponsoring the competition with prizes
for the designers of the winning posters as well as trees or plants
for their schools.
Focus general manager for Retford, David Roberts will be on the
judging panel for the winning poster. All posters entered in the
competition will be showcased in the Reception foyer at the Focus
store in Retford, and also at the Greening Communities Fair that
will take place in Harworth on the 24 February 2011.
A1 Housing is sponsoring the printing costs associated with
transforming the winning posters into glossy poster sized displays
as well as a tour of the printers for the winning pupils.
According to competition organiser, Gemma Maddock, “Climate Week
gives people and organisations the chance to share ideas and work
together to motivate their peers and inspire others to learn and
act on climate change. We can’t think of any better ambassadors for
this important issue than the children of Bassetlaw who will be
learning about it at school and can take the message home to their
parents or carers.
Letters inviting primary schools to take part in the poster
competition have been sent out to all primary schools within the
Climate Week is backed by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and
leading figures on climate change such as former US Vice President
Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan and Lord Nicholas
Stern. Celebrities including Sir Paul McCartney, Michael Palin,
Mark Ronson, Lily Cole and Sienna Miller have also given their
At national level, the UK’s Climate Week will see a number of
other cultural, social, and professional events aimed at promoting
different, practical ways of fighting climate change and creating a
more sustainable, low-carbon future.
The schools taking part in the competition are:
Sir Edmund Hillary Primary School
Ryton Park Primary School
Prospect Hill Junior School
Ramsden Primary School
Serlby Park Junior School
Dunham-on-Trent C of E Primary School
Misterton Primary School
Redlands Primary School
Mattersey Primary School
Priory C of E Primary School
Last Updated - 01/11/2011