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Children presented awards for protecting the planet

The ‘Love Your Planet’ awards were launched by Enfield Climate Action Forum in September

Love Your Planet award winners being presented with prizes at the Culture Palace last week
Love Your Planet’ award winners being presented with prizes at the Culture Palace last week

Children from across Enfield have been presented with prizes for their “inspirational” creative calls to action on climate change.

This autumn term campaign group Enfield Climate Action Forum (EnCaf) invited local youngsters to come up with artistic ways of communicating how they feel about rising temperatures, fossil fuels, deforestation, species extinction and other aspects of the climate crisis – and what the solutions might be. Children could enter the ‘Love Your Planet’ competition either by making a poster, a short video, a reel or a TikTok.

Last week the winners in a range of categories were announced and presented with prizes in an event at the Culture Palace in Palace Gardens Shopping Centre. Winners included Tiana Picardo from St George’s Primary School, who made an info-graphic poster that the judges said the council should be “plastered everywhere”, and Beau Davis from Forty Hill Primary School, who made her own video highlighting simple things people can do at home to help the environment. Pupils from Prince of Wales Primary School were also praised for collaborating on a film about recycling and active transport.


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Maggie Butt, one of the competition’s organisers, said: “The aim of the competition was to raise awareness of the climate crisis and help young people feel empowered to make a difference. We were completely delighted with the response from Enfield schools and pupils. Their creativity and passion was an inspiration, and gives us all hope for the future.”

Francis Sealey from EnCaf added: “It really was a great event and Maggie Butt, Zoey Cooper and their team did a fantastic job.

“In EnCaf we are really thankful for what they did. This is what EnCaf is about; engaging communities about the emergency of climate change.”

Love Your Planet award winners:

Best posters by children aged 4-7

  • Oriah Picardo from St George’s Primary School

Best posters by children aged 8-11

  • Hamza Abdi, Carterhatch Junior School
  • Safaa Majen, Carterhatch Junior School
  • Kaya Assim, Carterhatch Junior School
  • Gabriel Drabner, Carterhatch Junior School

Best info-graphic posters by children aged 8-11

  • Savannah Channer-Hamilton, Carterhatch Junior School
  • Tiana Picardo, St George’s Primary School

Best posters by children aged 12-16

  • First prize: Zimiao Wang
  • Second prize: Heath Cassidy

Best film

  • Prince of Wales School

Best film by a 4-7 year old

  • Beau Davis, Forty Hill School

Find out more about getting involved with Enfield Climate Action Forum:
Visit
encaf.org


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