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Winners of the Climate Kick-Start Prize announced

The Mayor of London has announced the five winners of the Climate Kick-Start Prize. 

To coincide with the COP26 Climate Summit, five schools have been awarded £10,000 each to kick-start or accelerate environmental action. 

The schools and their projects are:

  • Forest Gate Community School (Newham)
  • Francis Barber Referral Unit (Wandsworth)
  • Hammersmith Academy (Hammersmith and Fulham)
  • Pinner High School (Harrow)
  • Riverside Bridge School (Barking and Dagenham

The prize money will help five London secondary schools to pioneer environmental projects to engage young Londoners in climate action.

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The winners were announced at a ceremony at the Barbican, hosted by the Mayor and Paralympian and climate activist Ade Adepitan MBE. 

The Mayor addressed students at the event about their role in tackling some of our planet’s biggest threats – climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss, air pollution and single-use plastics, as well as what governments and businesses need to do to help accelerate climate action.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: ‘In London, we’re taking bold action to tackle the twin dangers of air pollution and the climate crisis.

‘As part of this, I’m pleased to announce the Climate Kick-Start prize winners, who will be able to use the prize money to not only deliver a range of innovative projects to take vital environmental action in their schools, but to inspire other young Londoners to get involved in climate action.

‘Climate Kick Start is about engaging young people to help us make London one of the greenest and cleanest global cities. I was incredibly impressed by all submissions and I look forward to seeing the winning ideas become a reality.’

 

 

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