Let’s Go Zero has launched a new Nature Prize for schools in partnership with OVO Foundation.

The Nature Prize will support schools to increase access to nature for their students and local communities, improve biodiversity in their school grounds, and kick-start climate action.  

OVO Foundation and Let’s Go Zero share a belief that all children and young people should have access to nature and are committed to building a brighter, greener future for the next generation.

Schools, nurseries, and colleges across the UK can enter for the chance to win a cash prize to implement their own nature projects and bring their students closer to nature. For a chance of winning, schools just have to explain how they would use a prize of £1,000 or £200 to bring their students closer to nature.  There are 25 chances to win: 10 prizes of £1000 and 15 prizes of £200.

Planting vegetables, creating outdoor learning spaces, or building bug hotels are just some of the ways schools can encourage nature in the school grounds, but the possibilities are endless, and schools are encouraged to be as creative as possible in their entries. Projects must engage with the wider school community e.g., parents, local community groups or other schools. Judges will be looking for creative and engaging ideas with the power to inspire young people and the wider school community, and are keen to reward projects that benefit less advantaged groups, such as those in underserved areas.

Competition entries will be judged by Let’s Go Zero team members and OVO employees in an online vote.

If you would like to discuss your project or have any questions, feel free to email letsgozero@ashden.org