We Wonder: Protect Our Planet

Competition opens 11 Jan 2022
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Our We Wonder series is back with a new challenge! Register today if you would like to take part and receive a box of books for free.

Launching in January 2022, with the support of Turner & Townsend, We Wonder: Protect Our Planet is a fantastic reading champions challenge that will support and encourage students as they read, investigate and campaign for a sustainable future.

Last time students went on a Mission to Mars but this time the focus is closer to home, our planet Earth. With young people today more engaged than ever in the climate emergency, this challenge is an opportunity for literacy and learning to come together in an engaging and constructive way.

Designed for schools with students aged 7 to 14 (Key Stages 2 and 3), please register your interest below if you would like to be one of 100 schools in with a chance of receiving a pack of six curated books to help you and your students with this reading challenge.

The lucky schools that receive books will be asked to provide summary feedback during the challenge about how the books are being used, and how students are responding to the activities.

Read. Investigate. Campaign!

The challenge in brief

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Read: schools will receive a box of six books, hand-picked by our partner Turner & Townsend, all about the environment to help students research and understand more widely about climate change

Investigate: students will be tasked with investigating different aspects of climate change, including the impact of their own school's behaviours towards our planet

Campaign: students will be asked to design a campaign poster on a topic most important to them e.g. a recycling guide to pin up near the bins at school, a visual design showing how the school could use less energy or a poster on a wider, global issue to share within school and the local community

Open to all schools within the UK for free, this reading challenge will launch on 11 January 2022 with a full set of resources including, teacher guidelines, a book list, a fun quiz and more!

Ready to Protect Our Planet?


Please register below with your details by 30 November 2021 and you will be contacted in December if your school has been selected to receive a pack of books.

We're really grateful to Turner & Townsend who generously support this challenge enabling us to provide 100 schools with a selection of environment-themed books for free.


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