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Young Reporters for the Environment

Young Reporters for the Environment

Young Reporters for the Environment

Share your voice on an international stage

We're celebrating 30 years of YRE in 2025

Young Reporters for the Environment is an environmental journalism programme and competition that gives young people the opportunity to speak on environmental issues they feel strongly about through writing, photography, and videos.

Join a network of nearly 500,000 young people worldwide speaking up for the environment.

Suitable for youth groups, school photography clubs or yearbook groups, Eco-Committees and uniform groups like Scouts or Girl Guides.

Here's how you can join in!

  • Take a photograph of a beautiful place in Scotland
  • Make a video about your school or group’s work to keep Scotland beautiful.
  • Write a short article about why we should keep Scotland beautiful.
  • Participate through our Live Lessons.

Congratulations to our 2024 Winners!

1st Place: Film 11 to 14

P7 Class, Dalry Primary School

Bin It!

Dalry pupils made this video all about why binning your litter is important.

"Bin It!" Dalry Primary School

1st Place: Film 15 to 18

Emma Mitchell, Stirling High School

Pond Life at Stirling High

Stirling High Climate Ambassador Emma Mitchell talks about the results of pupils' pond survey and her frustration at the amount of litter removed from the pond. 

"Bin It!" Dalry Primary School

1st Place: Article 11 to 14

Layton Brown, Stirling High School

It's Time to Push Public Transport to Electric

Layton Brown makes the case for moving more of our public transport infrastructure to electric power to reduce our carbon footprint.

Read the article.

Climate Action Schools - What's Happening?

Visit our Padlet for a summary of what's coming up across all our Climate Action Schools programmes, including Live Lessons, training for pupils and educators, and other exciting opportunities. 

Keep track of your Young Reporters work and our offering of lessons and training with our new Climate Action Schools planner. Printable on A3 to write on.  Download a copy here.

Catriona Rae
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