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British Council

Share your climate change story for COP 26

Today’s teachers are empowering the next generation of climate leaders to change the world. There’s never been a more important time for young people to engage in climate action and we want to help you get their voices heard in classrooms around the globe.

To mark the United Nations climate conference COP26, we are asking you and your students to join the global conversation. We’re looking for short films about the great climate change work taking place in your schools and communities. 

Inspire students around the world

With the help of our partners at Digital Learning Associates (DLA), we’ll be turning the best films into Ready to Run English language resources to be watched in classrooms worldwide. Climate Change is a shared challenge that affects us all and we can tackle it together. Your students can inspire more young people through the story of what they and their environment heroes are doing to change the world. 


  • Our School’s Story: Make a 3 to 5-minute film about your school’s climate action project. What are you and your classmates doing school to tackle climate change together for a better planet?
  • Our Climate Hero: Make a 3 to 5-minute film about someone in your community who is making a difference to the planet. What are they are doing to tackle climate change and make a difference to our world?

The competition is open to all students, aged 11 – 18, and teachers at schools in every country around the world. All entries must be submitted by a teacher at the school. Full competition entry requirements can be found in the competition entry form below. 

We are extending the deadline for the video submission till Monday 4 October 2021.

We will organise live and online showings of all ten winning videos and their learning resources during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in November 2021.

This competition is brought to you by the British Council in collaboration with Ready to Run from Digital Learning Associates (DLA) and IATEFL Global Issues special interest group (GISIG). 

More details about the competition, including individual prizes for students and teachers can be found in the sections below.

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