Time to step up!

NET ZERO SUPERHEROES

 

N-Z0 IS ON A QUEST TO SAVE THE PLANET. USING HIS CARBON NEUTRALISING SNEAKERS, HE’S TRANSFORMING POLLUTION IN TO CLEAN ENERGY WITH EVERY STEP, WALKING A STEADY PATH TOWARDS NET ZERO. BUT HE NEEDS YOUR HELP.

 

Your mission, as a team or individual (Y6 or P7), is to propose and present an idea on how you can contribute to achieving Net Zero. This could relate to energy (think about how you could reduce the amount of energy your school uses or make the energy you do use greener) or transportation (think about how you could improve the way you get to school) or infrastructure (think about how you could improve your school building).

 

Along with an experienced mentor from Atkins, N-Z0 will provide you with the information you need to understand the challenges of achieving Net Zero. This will help to inform your solution.

The 2022 Net Zero Superheroes Competition is now LIVE

In 2022, we are running two separate competitions to align with the differing term times in Scotland and England and Wales.

Students will work either individually or in teams of up to four to submit their innovative idea in either poster or video format. Atkins mentors will be available to run educational, interactive sessions with participants and help students to develop their submissions (depending on COVID guidelines, delivery may be virtual). The top submissions will then be shortlisted and invited to present their ideas to a panel of industry experts with exciting prizes up for grabs.

For full details of when the competitions take place and what would be involved for your school or organisation, please see the flyer opposite.

Submissions are OPEN:

The submission portal is now open and can be accessed at the following link or via the QR code: https://forms.office.com/r/G85qgG3S5i

All entries for the Scotland/Northern Ireland competition are due by 1200 noon on Friday 27th May and 1200 noon on Friday 17th June for the England/Wales competition.

Please use the Submission Guide (opposite) for details of submission.

If you have any problems or queries, please contact us at ENZSchools@atkinsglobal.com

Update: The judging panels have now been confirmed for each competition.

For Scotland/Northern Ireland schools, the shortlisted teams/individuals will be presenting their ideas on Wednesday 1st June from 1300-1530, virtually in a dragon’s den-style pitch. Finalists will be notified on Monday 30th May. Judges will be from the following companies:

  • Atkins
  • Net Zero Technology Centre
  • University of Strathclyde

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 1st June.

For the England/Wales schools, the shortlisted teams/individuals will be presenting their ideas virtually on Thursday 23rd June from 1300-1530 in a dragon’s den-style pitch. Finalists will be notified on Tuesday 21st June. Judges will be from the following companies:

  • Atkins
  • Department for Business, Energy & Industry Strategy (BEIS)
  • EDF
  • Innovate UK

Winners will be announced on Friday 24th June.

Register here!

If you’re interested in taking part, please fill in our registration form which can be found at the QR code below or through the following link: https://forms.office.com/r/brv1ryrmE0.

If you have any questions about the competition please get in touch with us at the following email address: ENZSchools@atkinsglobal.com.

If you’re unable to take part in the competition but would like to learn more about other Engineering Net Zero STEM activities which Atkins has to offer, please also get in touch with us at the email address above.

 

Read about our 2021 Net Zero Superheroes Competition

Mind-blowing, amazing and life-affirming were the words used by the judges to describe the submissions from the finalists of the Net Zero Superheroes competition.

The judging panel included Karen Hills, Head of Sustainability at Atkins/SNC-Lavalin, Odunola Akinmoladun, Graduate Engineer at Atkins/SNC-Lavalin and John Greaves, Technical Project Manager at Energy Systems Catapult.

130 entries were received from teams of up to 4 and on Friday 18th June 2021 finalists from primary and secondary schools presented their ideas to the panel of judges.

All the entries were really fantastic and the judges had a very hard time deciding who the winners should be. We received amazing posters and videos including models, animations, Lego and Minecraft constructions. The originality and inventiveness was incredible, though sometimes the feasibility scores were a little lower!

You can download lots of great information below:

Schools information & lesson guides

 

Worksheets

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