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COYO Challenge 2021

Design ‘The COP’

An Education Centre for Our Planet

YOUR PLANET, YOUR VOICE

Climate change is serious –
it demands significant changes to the way we live.

How much do you know about it?

If it’s not much, you’re not alone. Statistics say very few young people know what’s going on.

Maybe it’s not delivered in a way that’s interesting or digestible.

Maybe the science goes over your head.

Maybe the focus on Covid and Brexit, having to stay at home, not being able to see your school friends and do normal things, makes you switch off.

Or, maybe you do know about it, but think one person can’t do anything to change the world.

Maybe you, and other young people like you, need a cool education centre that focuses on the future of our planet.

#DesignTheCOP

TIME FOR BIG CHANGES

In November 2021, the UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change ‘Conference of the Parties’ (COP26) at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Thousands of people from all over the world, including heads of state, climate experts, scientists and campaigners, will come together to agree how the world can tackle climate change and achieve net zero.

Where do you, and other young people, go to get in on the action?

DESIGN THE COP

AN EDUCATION CENTRE FOR OUR PLANET

We want you to design The COP – an exciting educational building where young people can explore the STEAM* of Climate Change.

A place for young people to highlight and drive the youth response to the global climate emergency.

It will be Glasgow’s most sustainable, energy-efficient building – integrating smart sensor technology to monitor itself and the local environment.

Multi-functional, it will offer a wide range of activities, enabling children and young people of all ages to develop knowledge and skills as ambassadors and custodians of Planet Earth.

The COP will provide creative ways for young people to focus on the key scientific themes discussed at COP26:

We want you to design The COP – an exciting educational building where young people can explore the STEAM of Climate Change.

A place for young people to highlight and drive the youth response to the global climate emergency.

It will be Glasgow’s most sustainable, energy-efficient building – integrating smart sensor technology to monitor itself and the local environment.

Multi-functional, it will offer a wide range of activities, enabling children and young people of all ages to develop knowledge and skills as ambassadors and custodians of Planet Earth.

The COP will provide creative ways for young people to focus on the key scientific themes discussed at COP26: Clean Transport, Nature Solution, Adaptation & Resilience and Energy Transition.

COP26 themes icons

Deliverables

  • Professional Report
  • Digital concept model, plans and elevations

  • Physical scale model (optional)

HOW TO ENTER

The COYO ‘Design The COP‘ Challenge is open to all schools
from 15th March to 30th September 2021

Age Category 1:
Year 7-9 (England & Wales)
Year 8-10 (N. Ireland)
S1-3 (Scotland)
Grade 6 – 8 (International)

Age Category 2:
Year 10-11 (England & Wales)
Year 11-12 (N. Ireland)
S4-5 (Scotland)
Grade 9 – 10 (International)

Age Category 3:
Year 12-13 (England & Wales)
Year 13-14 (N. Ireland)
S5-6 (Scotland)
Grade 11-12 (International)

REGISTER HERE

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