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Together with NAEE, we invited students to produce a short film showcasing a project they have carried out to improve the environmental sustainability of their school.

Through this competition, we hoped to develop COBIS students’ environmental awareness and empower them to take action. Congratulations to all students who took part. We received 39 entries from 36 schools around the world. The quality of entries was exceptionally high and we would like to congratulate all students for their fantastic initiatives.



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Key Stage 1-2 Winner

Riverside School (Czechia)
River Protection Project

Judges' comments: This film was about a river protection project carried out by the school’s Eco Council. It was a practical, hands-on project that was well-researched, planned and carried out. There was a good rationale for what was done and there were clear curriculum links to maths and to art. The outcomes led to further plans that would engage the whole school.  The video was engaging and the children’s contributions were clear and well made.

Key Stage 1-2 Runners-up

Nadeen School (Bahrain)
Plant Protectors - Composting

Judges' comments: This informative film told the story of the school’s composting of food waste. The project addressed a real issue by a practical strategy resulting in useful outcomes (compost for plants). It was straightforward and effective. The involvement of school hens as part of the strategy was good to see, as was the incorporation of shredded office paper.

Royal School in Transylvania (Romania)
GreenSCENT RS Recycling Program Animation

Judges' comments: This stop motion animation used Lego constructions to tell the story of the school’s recycling programme and its contribution to sustainability. It was an imaginative production with student roles shown amongst classroom and school models.

Key Stage 3-5 Winner

Colegio Colombo Britanico (Colombia)
Corazón Verde Lessons: Puntos Verdes at CCB

Judges' comments: This brilliant film, which was presented as a silent movie, really stood out. Watching it was like being in the cinema; you could even hear projector noise and see dark lines on the screen moving about. And the music was perfect. It told the engaging story of young people’s involvement in the school’s work on environmental projects.

Key Stage 3-5 Runners-up

Haileybury Almaty (Kazakhstan)

Eco Film Project

Judges' comments: This was a film about raising awareness of the global problem of textile waste associated with fast fashion. Working with a local second-hand shop, students organised a fashion show to highlight the attractiveness of pre-owned clothes. Students modelled the fashions on the catwalk and obviously were having a very good time. The project culminated in a school initiative whereby clothes are collected for a second life.

Hastings School (Spain)
Hastings Forest Project

Judges' comments: This film told the story of a tree-planting initiative as part of the school’s sustainability strategy. This was a practical student project with teachers providing a school overview. The film was well-made and the music added to the effect.

We would like to thank our competition partner, National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE), for judging the entries. Click here to read NAEE's report about the competition, including commentary on the winning entries.

Through this competition, we hoped to develop COBIS students’ environmental awareness and empower them to take action. This competition was open to all COBIS schools, including Applicant schools. A limited number of spaces were available for BSME, FOBISIA, LAHC, NABSS and AoBSO schools. 
Take a look at NAEE Curriculum Guides for ideas on how to explore the natural world and develop understandings of key environmental issues within the curriculum.

View the competition Terms and Conditions



We would like to thank ITZA for sponsoring this year's Eco Film Awards.

WWF has partnered with ITZA to teach young people around the world (aged 10-14) about the climate crisis. 

ITZA‘s free online learning platform encourages students to take charge of their own learning in class and at home. Using podcasts from Harper Collins and dramatic content from WWF, BBC and Netflix, our videos, quizzes and games deliver an innovative way of incorporating climate change into the curriculum which is fast paced, challenging and engaging. Register your school here.

We want young people to know and care about the environment – to look beyond the story, question what they see and form their own opinions.