Climate action: school video competition poster ©

British Council

An international team of judges from the British Council and IATEFL Global Issues SIG (GISIG) will view all entries and select 10 competition winners. 

Showing winning films during COP26

We will screen all ten winning videos and their learning resources at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow in our British Council booth in the Blue Zone. We will also publish them online on our YouTube channel and website visited by millions of teachers and students every year. 

Inspire climate action around the world – Inspirational resource pack

We will produce learning exercises to turn the best ten videos into Ready to Run English language resources to be used in classrooms worldwide. Your students can inspire more young people through the story of what they and their environment heroes are doing to change the world.

The English language resources will be made by Digital Learning Associates (DLA). They will also be distributed to learners around the world in DLA’s award-winning series Ready to Run series of authentic video experiences for English Language learning. 

Teachers: win annual membership to IATEFL and Global Issue SIG 

Ten x Annual membership to IATEFL and Global Issue SIG will be awarded. One membership awarded to each of the winning schools.

International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language, (IATEFL) was founded in 1967 and since then its focus has been on helping to link, develop and support English language teaching professionals worldwide. The IATEFL Global Issues SIG (GISIG) is one of several special interest groups that make up part of IATEFL, the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Comprising a diverse membership of English language teachers, teacher trainers and academic managers, working all around the world both in state educational systems and the private sector, GISIG aims to foreground global issues, such as human rights, equality, conflict resolution, consumerism, working conditions, sustainable development, and social responsibility, within English as a second language education.

Students: join a series of online workshops and masterclasses 

The student filmmakers from the winning schools will be invited to join a series of online workshops and masterclasses designed to train students how to become better at digital storytelling and filmmaking.


All teachers and students who enter the Climate action: school video competition will receive an official British Council certificate of participation. 

See also