Young Environmentalist

If you are involved with young people of primary school age either as a teacher or youth leader, then make sure you check out how your school or organisation can get involved with this new and exciting competition.

Rotary Young Environmentalist


Are the young people in your school/organisation, keen to explore environmental issues and do they have creative and innovative ideas to share with the wider community?


Rotary Club of Taunton is your local link to this prestigious and well-regarded national event. The closing date for Taunton area entries is 15 January 2023 allowing for ideas and presentations to develop in the Autumn 2022 term. A Taunton heat with cash prizes of up to £100 for the school or organisation represented by the entry will take place, with winning contributors invited to a local celebratory event. Should an entry be selected to proceed further to the national event, this will take place in May 2023


The competition aims to encourage young people to:


  • interact with the environment
  • address serious environmental issues
  • develop and explore solutions to the issues
  • explore, investigate, research and undertake an environmental sustainability project

The theme for this year is Bio-diversity and KS2 participants from aged 7 to 10 (see enclosed pack for age regulations) may select a topic within the theme of Bio-diversity and undertake some research and exploration into the current magnitude of issues associated with Bio-diversity. They may work on projects on their own or as part of a group of no more than 4 people. Entries outlining environmental projects already underway in your school or organisation are most welcome.

The project could be approached from different angles and perspectives.  Possible projects might include one or more topics such as the following, but participants are encouraged to also explore any new or novel ideas within the theme of Bio-diversity:


  • Enhance Biodiversity by planting suitable species in school grounds, or one’s own garden.  This might involve ensuring good maintenance of the plants and estimates of how many survive after a given time.
  • Survey the diversity of plants, animals, or bird’s species in an area such as one’s own back garden, a public space – such as a road verge, footpath etc., school grounds etc.
  • Adopt and maintain a public space such as a roundabout, footpath etc.

These are just some ideas and young people are encouraged to develop and reflect their own projects within the general theme of Bio-diversity. 


Full details of the competition and entry form can be found here LINK


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