I am calling on school pupils in Rutherglen & Hamilton West to enter this competition to win a chance to digitally deliver a speech at COP26 and win prizes for their school.
Tackling climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing not only our generation, but future ones too. The transition to clean energy is critical to help the UK achieve its goal of reaching net zero by 2050 and the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), taking place in Glasgow, presents a significant opportunity for international leaders to ramp up their ambitions to protect the planet. In fact, over 30,000 delegates, including politicians, diplomats, campaigners and experts, will debate how to make global progress on climate change.
That’s why I am backing National Grid’s ‘Voices for a Green Future’ Competition to give four young pupils a platform to showcase their hopes and ambitions for a greener world. Two primary school and two secondary school winners will have the opportunity to share their ideas on what they would do if they were in charge of the country via a speech that will be premiered digitally at COP26. The four winners will also win £150 worth of National Book Tokens and STEM related science toys, as well as a £5,000 grant for their school, to be spent on STEM or climate change related educational resources, equipment or experiences for their students.
To enter, primary and secondary school pupils should submit no more than 200 words setting out their green vision for the planet by 17th August 2021.
Pupils aged 7-15 in school years 3-10 can enter the competition and find out more details on the website: https://ngrid.com/2SuKgdP