Today, Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK’s largest ports group, has launched a sustainability-themed ‘Ready for Tomorrow’ school competition, to encourage pupils living in the coastal communities surrounding its ports to make their schools more sustainable.
Drawing inspiration from ABP’s own Net Zero sustainability strategy ‘Ready for Tomorrow’, the competition will be open to pupils aged 8 – 10 years in participating schools. To help generate ideas, pupils are encouraged to watch ABP’s ‘The Voyage’ video and read an age-appropriate strategy summary, which aims to convey its key focus areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, air quality, biodiversity and wates and water management in a more accessible way.
Spread across ABP’s regions, participating schools are situated in coastal communities in the Humber, Solent, East Anglia, South West England, Scotland and Wales. Winners and runners up will be selected in each of these locations and will receive prizes including book vouchers and school donations. Winners will also be invited to attend ABP’s Annual Review afternoon tea reception at the Houses of Parliament in London.
Henrik L. Pedersen, ABP’s CEO, commented: “At ABP we are committed to both supporting local communities and improving sustainability. We hope that this competition will encourage pupils to learn more about how ports are becoming more sustainable and apply these lessons to their own schools.
“We look forward to seeing the creative ideas of the next generation so that together we can build a more sustainable future for everyone.”
The winners will be announced at the end of June 2023.