Climate Action Week 'craftivism' competition winners announced

The competition took place during Climate Action Week which we hosted during Scotland’s Climate Week at the end of September. Out of the 158 entries, the winning posters were selected by our staff at the staff away day. The following schools scooped the top prize in our national ‘craftivism’ competition, inspired by artist Paul Bartlett.

  • Early Years-P3: Scottish mountain hare, P2 class St Ninian’s Primary RC School in Edinburgh
  • Upper Primary: Lobster, Eco-Committee Braidbar Primary School
  • High School: Otter, ASN department Bell Baxter High School


Thanks to the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, the craftivism winners get to choose between a virtual tour of Edinburgh Zoo or the Highland Wildlife Park. On top of this, all winning schools will receive a Wildlife Camera Trap.

Daniel Barrie, Education and Learning Manager for Keep Scotland Beautiful, said:

“Thousands of pupils and teachers from schools across Scotland joined us for a week of live lessons and almost 160 entries were received as part of our competition. I’d like to congratulate all participants and in particular the three winning entrants all of which produced inspiring artwork with heartfelt messages about the importance of taking climate action.”

Paul Bartlett, the artist whose work inspired the competition, said:

“I am so impressed by the enthusiasm and skill demonstrated by all who took part in the collage competition. They have really embraced the ethos of recycling and through their work highlighted the importance of protecting our natural world. The variety of creativity is truly amazing. I have been inspired by some of the novel ways these young folk have used collage and I might be stealing a few ideas myself! Well done to all who took part and I hope that you continue to be inspired by nature and share this passion with others.”

All the ‘craftivism’ entries are now available to view on the digital gallery on our website. If you would like to join the network of Climate Action Schools, you can pledge to take action in relation to our collective impact on the global climate.

14 October 2022

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