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CO2nnect competition results
The SUPPORT team is pleased to announce the results of the first round of the CO2nnect competition.
Forty schools submitted reports on their CO2nnect projects before the deadline date in mid October 2009. The jury then met to consider the reports and identify the outstanding ones in the categories Upper Secondary Schools, and Primary and Lower Secondary Schools. The members of the jury were:
Reiner Mathar – Ministry of Education in Hessen, Germany
James Hindson – Field Studies Council, UK
Gaute Grønstøl – University of Bergen, Centre of Schools' Science Education, Norway
Astrid Sandås– Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, Norway
Åsa Renman – SUPPORT secretariat at University of Life Sciences, Norway
The jury was impressed with the high standard of many of the reports, some of which had obviously been written by students. The reports were evaluated according to the following criteria:
- The school or class has participated fully in CO2nnect activities (registered data in the database, submitted a climate idea and filled out the survey questionnaire)
- The school or class has carried out a successful local project on climate emissions and transport in collaboration with local actors with a high degree of pupil initiative and activity.
- The project demonstrates a high degree of pupil innovation to develop ideas or actions for sustainable transport and reduced climate emissions.
- The project demonstrates a high degree of reflection by pupils about what they learned by doing the project.
The speaker of the jury said “It was fantastic to read about all the activities and good ideas and we hope more schools will discover the strength of the CO2nnect tool. We had a really difficult task to select the winners of the competition and would want to underline that all schools, all teachers and all pupils who have worked with and learned from this are, in fact, winners!”
The special award for the most highly placed schools of is an opportunity to participate in the final SUPPORT conference in Bergen in April, 2010. The representatives from the awarded schools will get to present their CO2nnect project, stay at a Nature Camp and take part in activities with local Bergen Schools.
The results of the competition are as follows:
Primary and lower secondary schools - Jury comments
- 1st prize: Pärnu-Jaagupi Gümnaasium in Pärnu County, Estonia
- 2nd prize: Colegiul National de Arte Constanta – Regina Maria, Constanta, Romania
Upper secondary schools - Jury comments
- 1st prize: Lykeio Agiou Ioanni, Lemesos, Cyprus
- Joint 2nd prize: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Serdang, Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia – and - Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Perempuan St. George, Penang, Malaysia
Highly commended projects - Jury comments
- Ady Endre Elmeletei Liceum, Bucharest, Romania
- Základná škola, Dr. Janského č.2, Ziar nad Hronom, Slovakia
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaa Bukit Jambul, Gelugor, Malaysia