This year the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) is coming to Glasgow, bringing world leaders from across the globe together to discuss what can be done to tackle the issue of climate change. At MoneySense we want to ensure that children’s ideas are part of the discussion.

Ulster Bank is committed to tackling climate change and helping to empower the next generation to make a difference. As a Principal Partner of COP26, the bank is working with classic card game Top Trumps to give primary school pupils (see T+Cs for eligibility) the chance to get their ideas in front of presidents and prime ministers. The winning ideas will also feature in an exclusive deck of MoneySense Climate Savers Top Trumps cards.

A young girl holding a placard with a drawing of the earth on it, whilst taking part in a Climate Change event

Pupils also have a chance to win a fantastic Top Trumps bundle, including sets of the Climate Savers Top Trumps to share with their class, family and friends, and a pair of Adidas Parley trainers – made with recycled ocean plastic.

The winning designs will be featured by First News, and there will also be an opportunity for a limited number of winning pupils to participate in a promotional video for the competition to be shown at COP26.

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This exciting competition is being run with the help of MoneySense-registered teachers, and to encourage schools to get involved, we’re also offering the chance for teachers who enter their pupils’ designs, to win up to £15,000 for their schools to fund environmentally sustainable projects.

Don’t miss out! Ask your teacher to register for MoneySense so you can take part in this exciting competition.

Post it note with felt tip drawings of the world, clouds with rain and text saying 'There is no planet B'
A selection of teachers resoures for the Climate Savers competition and a photo of young school children collecting plastic

Competition details

The competition launches at 9am on 1 September and runs throughout the month (deadline for teachers to upload entries is 11.59pm, 30 September 2021) and the top 26 ideas, as chosen by a judging panel, will be made into the official MoneySense Climate Savers Top Trumps deck in time to be featured at COP26.

The competition is open to primary school children who are residents in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and attend schools that have teachers registered to MoneySense. Primary school year groups permitted to take part are as follows: Scotland P4, P5, P6, P7; England & Wales Key Stage 2: Years 3, 4, 5, 6; Northern Ireland Key stage 1 (primary 4) + Key stage 2 (primary 5, 6, 7). One entry per pupil is allowed. Full details of the competition can be found in the Terms and Conditions for the Climate Savers competition.

Once your teacher is registered with MoneySense they can download the competition resources, as well as access free activities and lesson plans designed to help young people, aged 5-18, to make sense of money and build a better financial future.

Climate activities

Looking for ways to engage your children with climate change? Check out our climate-themed activities and advice on MoneySense. From challenging your child to become a climate change detective at home, to thinking about ways to save money while saving the planet, or tips on living sustainably as a student, we’ve got plenty of resources to keep your budding climate savers busy.

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