The Bailiwick School Eco Challenge is open to all local schools. Working in teams of two, three or four, the challenge entails one major project or a few smaller projects that improve the school’s environmental sustainability. There will be three team categories consisting of 6 - 8-year olds, 9 - 12-year olds and 13 - 16-year olds. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Monday 11 November.

All teams will be asked to put forward creative ideas, plans of action and drawings or models. The entries will be shortlisted and judged by a panel who will visit the schools, giving the teams an opportunity to present their ideas.

The winning team from each category will receive £1000 to go towards the implementation of their eco-friendly initiative. Winners will be announced at the end of November.

Alice Gill, Guernsey Electricity PR and Communications Lead, said: “Environmental sustainability is a major focus for us at Guernsey Electricity. We’re keen to support the efforts of local businesses and schools and we’re really excited to see the creative ideas that the pupils come up with.”

Dawn Gallienne, Head of Corporate Engagement at Guernsey Post, added: “As a business we are committed to reducing our impact on the environment, from introducing our electric fleet of postal vans to the new solar array at our headquarters. We are thrilled to be partnering with Guernsey Electricity on this great initiative. We can’t wait to see the children present their ideas.”

The solar array at Envoy House, which is due to be completed at the end of October, will produce more than 200,000kWh each year; this is equivalent to the electricity required to power 82 Guernsey Post electric vans, with some energy to spare.

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