THE WINNING schools have been chosen from a competition designed to tackle climate change back from the future.

Pupils across Denbighshire were asked to deliver a message back through time to help us understand how to create a better future for ourselves in the county.

They were asked to imagine we have moved ahead to 2050 and send a postcard back to their younger selves to explain how climate change is potentially impacting on their lives.

All who took part were encouraged to imagine what has been done over the years to help the environment and reduce climate change, the impact of new technology on people and the environment, how animals are surviving in the future and the effects of the weather.

The Council received a total of 350 entries for the competition.

The winning schools have been chosen by Zero Carbon Britain at The Centre for Alternative Technology from a competition designed to tackle climate change back from the future.

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The winnings schools are:

  • KS1 Ysgol Caer Drewyn – Corwen
  • KS2 Ysgol Carreg Emlyn
  • KS3 Prestatyn High
  • KS4 Tir Morfa Rhyl

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response we have had for this competition. It has been humbling to find out how concerned our pupils are about climate change but also heartening to read their many ideas to solve it.

“What we have read will also help our own direction in tackling climate change locally as a council and I am very grateful for all those who have took part.

Denbighshire County Council declared a Climate and Ecological Emergency in 2019 and committed to seeking to become a Net Carbon Zero and Ecologically Positive Council by 2030.

All the winners will be presented with their prizes of a talk from the County Council's Biodiversity Team and a collection of plug plants to help create or improve a wildflower area, and a selection of environmental books for the school in the New Year. Their winning postcards will also be read out at a Full Council meeting in the New Year.

The competition was also supported by the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) zero carbon Britain. CAT is an educational charity dedicated to researching and communicating positive solutions for environmental change.