As the Eco-Schools programme is managed and run by Keep Britain Tidy in England, we thought we should create something extra special for our Litter #EcoSchoolsAtHome resource this week. We have enlisted the help of our amazing litter friends The Wombles to launch our exciting new #TheWomblesEcoSchool competition.
Together from our Eco-Schools home office and The Wombles’ burrow we have created three different litter competitions, suitable for all ages, that can be completed during home schooling or in school. Each competition highlights the impacts of litter on wildlife and can be linked to a variety of curriculum areas and transferable skills, such as creative thinking and persuasive writing.
Speaking on behalf of The Wombles, Great Uncle Bulgaria said, ‘We want to encourage children and students to use their creative skills to promote an important environmental message about the negative impact of litter on wildlife. The lockdown presents all of us with difficulties, particularly children who are unable to go to school, but we hope that this competition gives them a fun creative and educational challenge.’
A special team of Eco-Schools and Wombles friends will be picking one winner from each of the nursery, primary and secondary/college competition entries. Each winner will receive:
• £500 to donate to a local or national wildlife charity on behalf of your nursery or school.
• A nursery/ school visit from Orinoco himself in the next academic year to help your school carry out a litter pick.
• A set of limited edition Eco-Schools goodies.
The deadline for all online competition entries is Friday 29th May 2020 at 16.00. Our three lucky winners will be announced at 9.00, 12.00 and 15.00 on Friday 5th June 2020 to celebrate World Environment Day. Don’t forget to include #TheWomblesEcoSchool when you submit your entry on social media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) otherwise it will not be counted. Full competition terms and conditions can be found here.
Are you an Eco-School teacher, student or parent from the other UK nations or overseas? We would still love you to take part in our #TheWomblesEcoSchool competition. Although you will not be able to win the £500 wildlife charity donation or Orinoco visit we will still be showcasing and celebrating your entries online with some special e-certificates from the Wombles to say thank you for your support.
As always take care of yourselves everyone,
Lee, Francis, Karyn, Shona and The Wombles.