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Creative school pupils across the West Midlands are being applauded for their excellent work in imagining the smart cities of the future, as our 2022 Mission: Sustainability finalists are announced.

Now in its third year, Mission: Sustainability sees Enzen knowledge practitioners share their energy and water expertise with pupils aged 8 to 15 as part of their science learning modules, then set them challenges themed on making our planet a cleaner and healthier place to live for future generations.


Coinciding with British Science Week in March, the programme saw schools across the West Midlands tackle three different sustainability challenges around the theme of 'Building the Smart Cities of the Future', with entries judged by senior leaders in Enzen.

The shortlisted pupils are below. The first, second, third and highly commended places in each category will be announced in July when certificates are presented to pupils, before the overall top three ‘Best of the Best’ winners are announced and cash prizes awarded to schools.

The shortlisted pupils

(in alphabetical order by first name)

Mission 1: A creative way to promote e-bikes

  • Amy from Castlewood School for her e-bike t-shirt design
  • Ava and Gino from St Brigid's Primary School for their e-bike poster
  • Isabelle, Alfie, Poppy, Leo, Thomas, Harriet and Max from Balsall Common Primary School for their E-Bikes For All model
  • Selma, Finn, Jack, Elsie, Pixie, Hayden, Alice and Tiri from Damson Wood Infant School for their A-B E-zy City Riding model
  • Sophie from Castlewood School for her e-bike t-shirt design

Mission 2: An essay on smart street lighting

  • Amelia from Langley School
  • Aoife from Langley School
  • Rosie from King Edwards VI Northfield Schools for Girls
  • Safa from King Edwards VI Northfield Schools for Girls

Mission 3: Designing an eco-friendly building

  • Billy and Mohammed from Colmers School for their apartment complex
  • Lily from Colmers School for her eco-friendly tube station
  • Ruby and Mia from Colmers School for her eco-friendly theatre

Congratulations to those shortlisted and thanks to every pupil and teacher who took part in the challenge. We look forward to celebrating your success and announcing the winners in July!

If you would like to find out more about Mission Sustainability, email

Published: 27 Jun 2022

Last updated: 28 Jun 2022