Schools Challenge 2016
Making Things Last at School
The Schools Challenge 2016 is ‘Making Things Last at School’ and CRNS is looking to make 2016 even more successful than 2015
Last year’s Schools Challenge was a huge success with lots of thought provoking and viable ideas submitted. The winning secondary school was George Heriot’s, Edinburgh with their idea of reducing the number of single use coffee cups. Following on from the carrier bag levy to reduce the amount of litter caused by throw away carrier bags, we could see logic in increasing the price of a cup of take-away coffee to reflect the consumer’s use of a disposable cup, and rewarding those consumers who either use a ‘Keep Cup’ or a normal cup, as this could indeed result in a massive reduction in disposable cups going to landfill. Joint primary school winners were Innerwick Primary School, East Lothian with their idea of making crisp packets recyclable and Cross Arthurlie Primary, Barrhead with their idea of reducing packaging, namely bottles of toiletries and household products, by encouraging supermarkets to install refill stations within their stores.
Dougie Vipond, conference host, presented all winning students with their cheques and certificate awards following their presentations to conference delegates on their ideas and he is host again for this year
Roseanna Cunningham, Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform will also be attending the event.
How to enter
Schools who would like to take part are asked to send CRNS, in no more than four A4 pages, the following:
• Details of your school
• Suggestions for ‘Making things Last’ and how it will work.
• Ideas for communicating the idea
• Plans to engage the rest of the school
• How will the idea challenge and/or change ideas for reuse, repair and recycling behaviours
• How will the idea provide a lasting legacy in your school
Please send competition entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date of Friday 30th September