Great Big Green Week Challenge Winners

The student Eco Team at Manchester Health Academy were delighted at the recent announcement that they had won the Great Big Green Challenge in the Secondary School category.

The competition saw students create a social action report which focused on Sustainable Cities and Communities.

The Team took part in a nationwide campaign during September to highlight the need for urgent action on climate and nature ahead of COP26, the United Nations Climate talks in Glasgow.

The climate action campaign, known as the Great Big Green Week, saw thousands of people across the UK organising local festivals and events. The campaign aims to draw attention to climate change, destruction of the natural world, while also making a connection with these issues in communities like Wythenshawe, at the same time as showcasing actions to tackle climate change.

Manchester Health Academy Eco Team promoted The Great Big Green Week within their school through an arts competition, football skills challenge with recyclable materials and by undertaking a litter pick in Wythenshawe Park. They will be continuing with their action plan throughout the year.

The Great Big Green Week is organised by The Climate Coalition, the UK’s largest group of people dedicated to action against climate change, whose members include the National Trust, WWF, Women’s Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB. Other organisations supporting the campaign included BT, British Mountaineering Council, and the Manchester United Foundation.

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