Schools help launch Mitsubishi eco competition


Pupils from schools in Hertfordshire have taken part in a special eco competition launch at the Hatfield headquarters of Mitsubishi Electric.

The Eco School Competition has seven challenges for pupils who wish to win a prize of £2,000 worth of environmental resources for their school.

The competition, which has been created by Mitsubishi Electric under its ‘The Learning Curve’ initiative, is open to all schools and also Scouts, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and any other youth groups who are committed to raising environmental awareness amongst their communities.

The competition asks the schools to examine six key areas: Waste; energy; bio-diversity; travel; water; and heath, and then invites the children to take the ‘Green Invention Challenge’.

“We want to encourage children to examine the way they use energy and challenge themselves, their schools and their family and friends to make a difference,” explained Jenny Maskrey, who manages the Learning Curve on behalf of the company.

“The winner of this competition will be a school or youth group that has completely embraced the challenge and can demonstrate real engagement with their community”, adds Jenny.

“Anyone can take part and anyone can win, they just need to show how passionate they are to make a difference.”