16 January 2024

ParalympicsGB, Team GB and British Gas announce Positive Energy Grants competition for schools!

ParalympicsGB, Team GB and British Gas have today launched a competition challenging young people aged 5-11 to design a sustainable school of the future.

The competition introduces pupils to themes around renewable energy and sustainable living, supported by free learning resources. The winning entrant will be awarded a £15,000 British Gas Positive Energy Grant to make their school a happier, healthier, greener place, with a grant of £2,500 awarded to four runners up.

The competition forms part of Get Set For Positive Energy, an exciting education programme from ParalympicsGB, Team GB and British Gas which aims to reach up to one million young people and families across the UK by 2028, empowering children and their communities to get behind the drive to save energy and create a greener future.

With a requirement for schools to have a climate action plan in place by 2025, the programme supports teachers by providing a range of free learning resources that can easily be adopted as part of a wider green learning plan.

ParalympicsGB and Team GB’s Get Set programme was originally created as the official education programme for London 2012 and now offers a broad range of free, cross-curricular resources and activities for schools and community groups across the nation.

The partnership between ParalympicsGB, Team GB and British Gas was launched in 2023 with Paralympian Jack Hunter-Spivey and Olympian Katarina Johnson-Thompson unveiling an inspiring mural at Katarina’s former primary school in Liverpool as a visual reminder to the pupils about the contribution they can make in driving positive change.

The competition to design a sustainable school closes on the 28 March.

Find out more details, including how to enter

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