Richard has urged pupils across North East Bedfordshire to enter National Grid’s ‘Voices for a Green Future’ competition to win the chance to make a speech to world leaders at COP26.
The competition is asking school pupils across the UK to share their ideas to help solve climate change and look after the planet.
If you’re aged 7-15 years old, all you have to do is write and submit no more than 200 words on how you would look after the planet if you were in charge.
Entry categories are:
- Primary school: years 3-6, from age 7 to 11.
- Secondary school: years 7-10, from age 11 to 15.
A shortlist of ten entrants will be reviewed by celebrity judge Helen Skelton, MPs and David Wright, Group Chief Engineer at National Grid. Four winners will be invited to turn their 200 word submission into a 2-5 minute speech that they will be filmed delivering. These digital speeches will be showcased virtually at COP26 in November 2021.
Richard Fuller, MP for North East Bedfordshire and member of the Energy Select Committee said:
Pupils right across North East Bedfordshire are concerned about the future of our planet and are full of brilliant ideas about how to ensure we’re helping the UK reach its climate change targets.
This is a great opportunity for young people to take their ideas to world leaders at COP26 and win grants for climate change initiatives for their school.
Submit your entries by 5pm on Tuesday, 17 August 2021.
Full details available here.