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Children come to St Paul's to take on Climate Week Challenge

Children from across London are set to come to St Paul's to take on a challenge to come up with an idea of how people can live and work more sustainably.

Marking the beginning of Climate Week, the day-long event will see 50 pupils come to the Cathedral on March 4 from a number of primary schools to think of positive solutions to climate change.

The Climate Week Challenge is Britain’s biggest environmental competition, with teams working to come up with creative responses to climate change. It is for all age groups, it is free to take part, and the winners get to see their idea developed to the next stage. Last year over 130,000 people took part all across the UK - winning entries included a new style of eco-fridge using thermo-acoustic technology, and a special device to measure water usage when taking a shower.

The St Paul's Challenge will be kept secret from the children until the day they arrive, and then they will have several hours to work on their idea.

Climate Week is the UK’s biggest climate change campaign, culminating in a week of events and activities that showcase the positive solutions to climate change and inspire people to live and work more sustainably. Backed by the Church of England and the Bishop of London, around half a million people attend 3,000 events each year. 

St Paul’s Cathedral is committed to the environment and as part of Route 2050, we are exploring different ways of reducing our carbon footprint.

If you would like to take part in the Challenge at your school or work place, it’s not too late. Register now at www.climateweek.com/challenge, email  or call 020 3397 2601.