Three groups of students from Leeds schools have been praised by the Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, for their innovative ideas to help reduce their school’s impact on the environment.
Pupils from Carr Manor Community School, Co-op Academy Leeds and Cockburn John Charles Academy each created an idea for an app which could help schools across the region focus more on sustainable operations and address the climate crisis as part of a Green Tech Challenge delivered by Ahead Partnership.
The three groups had been shortlisted in the last round of the challenge and were invited to present their innovations to the Mayor and a panel of sustainability and green tech experts during the recent West Yorkshire Innovation Festival.
Having delivered insightful presentations in groups, they were congratulated on their talent, wider impact thinking and approach to business by both the Mayor and the panel.
Tracey Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire commented: ““I’m proud of the students I met who were so passionate about the climate. They shared some fantastic ideas about how we can create a greener and cleaner future in West Yorkshire
“Competitions like this are a brilliant opportunity for young people to showcase innovation and spark interest in protecting our planet.
“I’ve recently launched the Mayor’s Innovation Prize for young people and there’s £10,000 up for grabs for pioneering ideas to solve the climate crisis.”