Global Sleaford Live Earth competition

This competition is now closed.

On the 26th April 2019 the second Live Earth prize giving event was held in the Council Chamber.

Congratulations to this year’s four prize winning letters to the Leader of the Council and MP suggesting actions to tackle climate change 

  • 1st prize - Beatrice Page, Heckington St Andrew Church of England School
  • 2nd prize - Betsy Newell, Winchelsea Primary School
  • 3rd prizes - Henry Brimecome-Mills, Kirkby-la-Thorpe Church of England Primary Academy and Rhianna Kirkland, Ruskington Chestnut Street Church of England Primary School

The winning letters are available on the right of this page. The winners and their schools received book tokens and copies of The Tantrum that Saved the World by Megan Herbert and Michael E. Mann.

120 Year 5 primary school children took part. They received a visit from Global Sleaford (a community group) and a teacher provided by Christian Aid, who taught them about the global causes and devastating effects of climate change. The primary school teachers received a tour of the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant and education resource loan boxes to take back to class. 

The organisers shortlisted 20 letters to be read at the event. The pupils, their teachers, and parents listened to the inspiring young voices. Afterwards Council Leader, Councillor Richard Wright responded by saying; “There has been some thought provoking concerns raised, and some great suggestions made for consideration.

The District Council takes its responsibilities for climate change, carbon emissions and sustainability seriously and if we can instil this through younger generations, we can all work towards a better future together.”

Live Earth is an initiative put together by Global Sleaford with the support of the District Council, Christian Aid and Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant. 

After great success this year and last, the organisers are eager to take early interest for the 2019/20 Live Earth Competition, and encourage schools to get in touch for more information at globalsleaford@gmail.com