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NPL Climate change Schools Poster Challenge

What is the Schools Poster Challenge?

NPL challenged Primary and Secondary school pupils to design a poster exploring the role of measurement in tackling climate change.

Primary school students were asked to find out what ‘carbon footprint’ means and design a poster showing their carbon footprint today and when they are grown up.

Secondary school students were asked to design a poster describing how they can tackle climate change now and how they can measure the impact in 5 years' time.

The entry window is now closed. We received over 200 posters! Thank you for all your creative and inspiring entries. The incredibly high standard meant we have rather long shortlists of 19 primary and 13 secondary nominees shown below (in no particular order).

2021 Schools Poster Challenge: winners

Many thanks to everyone who submitted their entries, we recieved a total of 200 entries from 20 schools. There were many brilliant posters, which made it exceptionally hard to choose our winners.

Congratulations to the following:

Secondary winner: Maryam from Lady Eleanor Holles School


The judges felt this entry was very clear with a great easy-to-read layout. They particularly loved the detail in the approach to measurement


Secondary runner up: Amber from Bishop Wand Church of England School


The judges thought this entry was beautifully hand drawn, with clever use of clear suggestions including apps and graphs.


Primary winner: Jamie from Ashurst Primary School


The judges loved the clear drawings which were very well researched. Caroline who works in pollution monitoring was particularly impressed with the number of greenhouse gases identified.


Primary runner up: Mairav from Twickenham Prep School


The judges described this as a very eye-catching entry with great drawings that summarise solutions with great clarity. We loved how the ‘future foot’ used more cheerful colours than the present.

Primary schools posters: shortlisted entries

Primary school posters

Secondary schools posters: shortlisted entries

Secondary school posters