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King’s Year 5 pupils Biodiversity Essay Competition success

May, 2021 | News

Our congratulations go to Daniel, Esther and Arthur in Year 5 for their success in the International Essay Competition on Biodiversity.

Daniel achieved the position of ‘Finalist’ in the competition which means he will be considered for a possible medal placing. Esther and Arthur achieved ‘Honourable Mentions.’

The competition organisers had this to say:

‘During such a challenging year, particularly for schools, teachers and students, TSL are delighted to have received a record number of entries in our 2021 International Schools Essay Competition!

290 Teacher Champions from 213 schools, across 59 countries around the world, have enabled their students to share their ideas to help protect the Earth’s precious biological diversity.

Students have identified several key issues and causes of biodiversity loss including:

  • Climate change
  • Fossil fuels
  • Deforestation
  • Poaching
  • Overfishing and increased agricultural production
  • Pollution (particularly plastic)
  • Overpopulation
  • Lack of laws or suitable protection

and explored a number of exciting and innovative solutions including:

  • Renewable energies
  • Electric vehicles
  • Reforestation programs and individual tree planting
  • Creation of National Parks
  • Vegan or vegetarian diets
  • Organic food
  • Urban/vertical farming
  • The 3 Rs (Reduce, reuse, recycle)
  • Improved laws and enforcement
  • Increased public awareness (particularly via social media)
  • Improved environmental and sustainability education
  • Habit and mindset changes.’

What a wonderful achievement for these King’s pupils!