Student
Challenge

What is it?

THE WATERLINE STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGE IS BACK FOR 2022!

Visit thewaterline.global.com/students or click HERE for everything you need to know about how to get involved.

2021 Look-back

2021 was the inaugural year of The Waterline Student Challenge - a unique opportunity for students aged 11-18 to play their part in finding the solutions to harmful environmental problems.

Here's an insight into 2021's challenge, sponsored by SSE Thermal: VIEW 🎥

We gave students aged 11-18, the chance to use their creativity to make a positive impact on their school/college or community by delivering an eco project of their choice.

Individuals and teams from across the region created innovative solutions to environmental problems, with projects including artwork, campaigns, concepts, apps and games!

Entries were judged by a panel of representatives from Humber-based businesses and organisations including SSE Thermal, KCOM, Willerby Ltd., Yorkshire Water, Ørsted and Associated British Ports, with finalists announced ahead of this year's Waterline Summit and an overall winner announced at the event.

A huge congratulations to our winners and finalists - and a big thank you to everyone who took part!

Overall Winner: RDUTC's Sustainability Crew, Ron Dearing UTC - Catherine and Jaden

The team researched how carbon emissions can be reduced by cycling to school instead of driving and created a carbon calculator to show users the impact they are having on the environment. Their findings were delivered in a presentation to all year 10 students at the school.

See more from this year's fantastic finalists ⬇

Check back for updates on how you can get involved in The Waterline Student Challenge 2022, launching in the new year.

The Finalist Projects

Animal Water Savers

Animal Water Savers, Bishop Burton College

The team created a step-by-step plan to reduce water usage on the college’s Animal Management Unit and more widely across campus. They also raised awareness around the college with information posters.

Eco-Stepper Co.

Eco-Stepper Co., Malet Lambert School

The team came up with the concept of an app that aims to persuade people to walk or cycle rather than drive by rewarding them for not using a vehicle. It is designed to help reduce emissions and improve people’s health.

RDUTC's Sustainability Crew

RDUTC’s Sustainability Crew, Ron Dearing University Technical College

The team researched how much carbon emissions can be reduced by cycling to school instead of driving and created a carbon calculator to show users the impact they are having on the environment. Their findings were delivered in a presentation to all year 10 students at the school.

Team OEI

Team OEI, Malet Lambert School

The team came up with a project to compress plastics which can’t be effectively recycled into bricks and blocks to defend the eroding coastline and potentially be used in construction.

Team Wilberforce

Team Wilberforce, Wilberforce College

Team Wilberforce organised a ‘Zero Carbon Day’ for all students and staff and are working to implement policy changes to help create a genuinely green college.

Year 9 Loyal Leaders

Year 9 Loyal Leaders, Engineering University Technical College Northern Lincolnshire

Year 9 Loyal Leaders created a wind turbine-themed computer game aimed at children aged 8-14. The game is designed to be shown and played in schools to highlight the benefits of wind power.

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