Competition results Upper Secondary Schools
First Prize: Lykeio Agiou Ioanni, Lemesos, Cyprus
The jury of the International CO2nnect Competition would like to award first place in the Upper Secondary School Category to Lykeio Agiou Ioanni Cyprus.
The jury was impressed with this project. It showed a rare degree of student initiative, with students developing a range of activities. The project demonstrated work with several community stakeholders and included making suggestions to the Mayor, visiting the Cypriotic branch of the Green Dot-enterprise to learn about recycling, talking about the project on a local TV-channel and meeting with a local bus company to discuss ways to reduce CO2 emissions. Much of the awareness-raising work was aimed at fellow students and a before-and-after questionnaire was used to assess the impact. Other activities included creating posters, flyers, videos, poems and essays, as well as recycling paper, planting trees, giving presentations and creating an 'Environmentally Friendly Club' at school with bi-weekly meetings. The school used eTwinning to partner with other schools and also published as an eTwinning article. The project report was visually appealing, thorough and clear, giving evidence of genuine reflections on the subject, and was concluded with a set of recommendations. A blog was established with ideas and information about activities.View this project report
Joint second place: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Perempuan St. George, Penang, Malaysia
The jury of the International CO2nnect Competition would like to award joint second place in the Upper Secondary School Category to St George's School.
The jury would like to congratulate St George Girls School for the way their CO2nnect project focused on activities developed based on local issues identified by the pupils themselves. All four of the projects show the involvement of pupils, parents and teachers as well as government agencies and other stakeholders with the approach to car pooling being especially imaginative and well done. The report clearly indicates a whole-school approach to the project suggesting that the activities led to the development of cooperation and tolerance between pupils, as well as caring for the environment. The review of the campaign by the pupils also shows an understanding of new approaches to education for sustainable development.View this project report
Joint second place: Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Serdang, Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia
The jury of the International CO2nnect Competition would like to award joint second place in the Upper Secondary School Category to SMK Serdang School.
The jury was impressed with the School's CO2nnect activities, in particular their practical action in reducing CO2 emissions. These included saving energy at home, reducing the distance travelled by pupils to school and getting a traffic light at the entrance of the school to improve traffic flow and safety. In each case the activities were supported by data the pupils had collected and the impact of their projects measured. The jury was also impressed by the fact that many of the ideas came from the pupils who appear to have led and managed many of the activities themselves. The report also showed evidence of community involvement and the fact that pupils reviewed their learning and obtained feedback from the wider community was also good to see.View this project report
Winning schools in the category Primary and Lower Secondary Schools
Schools that were highly commended