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TSL 2017 International Schools Essay Competition and Debate

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TSL 2017 International Schools Essay Competition and Debate
Theme: Climate Action
Events: Letter writing in Essay format, Debate
Age groups: School children of ages 7-11 and 11-17

Key Dates
1 September 2016 – School/Teacher registration opens
15 December 2016 – Closing date for essay submissions (and Schools Sustainability Challenge video entries)
31 January 2017 – All schools notified of winning Finalists and Honourable Mentions, and invited to attend the Debates & Awards.
3-7 July 2017 – International Schools Debates & Awards, UK. In addition to the Primary and Secondary School Debates, participants will enjoy a special programme of climate action themed educational visits and events, including a series of workshops and exchanges to support Teacher Champions in delivering quality sustainability teaching back at their schools. All participants other than the Grand Prize Winner’s party are responsible for making their own travel arrangements (e.g. flights, transfers, accommodation, subsistence and miscellaneous costs).

Essay Competition
Students are invited to write an essay outlining their thoughts on climate action, in English, as follows:
Primary students (ages 7-11): ‘My Plan for Climate Action’ (max. 400 words)
Secondary students (ages 11-17): ‘We Can Beat Climate Change by 2030’ (max. 600 words)

An international panel of judges, drawn from experts and educationalists in the field, will select the winning entries for each age category. The essays will be judged for originality and creative thinking and the potential to contribute to a broad-ranging and constructive international dialogue on future pathways for climate action. The winning essays will be published on the competition website.
For each category, schools are invited to submit up to 30 essays online. (These must be submitted by the Teacher Champion, using the login details provided at registration. Paper and emailed copies cannot be accepted, and essays more than 10% over the word limit will be automatically rejected.)

Details: http://www.livingrainforest.org/explore/schools-debate/

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