Talented school pupils across the West Midlands are being celebrated for their creativity and science knowledge, as the shortlisted entries for our 2021 Mission: Sustainability programme are announced.
Now in its second year, Mission: Sustainability sees Enzen knowledge practitioners share their energy and water expertise with pupils aged 9 to 15 as part of their science learning modules, then set them challenges themed on improving the quality and sustainability of clean water around the world.
Coinciding with British Science Week in March, the programme saw 15 schools across Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch and Coventry tackle four different sustainability challenges, submitting more than 250 entries in total for judging by senior leaders in Enzen.
“The breadth, creativity and quality of entries was excellent,” said Manish Jamthe, CEO of Enzen UK. “It’s been inspiring to see so many young people take the message of Mission: Sustainability to heart and express their creativity and passion for the cause.”
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 four ‘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 message encouraging people to save water
- Abbie from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School for her William and Delila mascots
- Anwen from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School for his water poem
- Katherine from from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School for her Save Water poster
- Kiera from Our Lady and St Rose of Lima Catholic Primary School for her Mother Earth mascot
Mission 2: Designing an innovative farm using renewables
- Ben, Oliver and Shanith from Colmers School
- Dan from King Edwards Five Ways
- Harrison, Joel, Josh and Lucas from Colmers School
- Hiral, Siyuan and Vivian from Colmers School
Mission 3: An essay on how we can protect the world’s water resources
- Ava from St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for her ‘How we can save the oceans’ essay
- Kirstie from St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for her ‘Oceans’ essay
- Olivia from St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for her ‘Oceans’ essay
- Zhehan from St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School for ‘Save the Fresh Water’
Mission 4: Creating an innovation to help save water
- Hanna from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School for her UV water bottle
- Harry from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School for his more efficient kettle
- Oliver from St Peter’s Catholic Primary School for his mini water collector
“Congratulations to those shortlisted and thanks to every pupil and teacher who took part in the challenge,” added Manish. “We look forward to celebrating your success and announcing the overall winners in July.”
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