Traditionally, Week 2 of Trinity Term is Green Week, and while we usually have a string of green-themed events happening all across campus, this year we’ve made them into remote competitions, perfect to complete from home over the Easter break. These competitions are open to Pre-Prep, Prep and College pupils, so we're looking forward to lots of excellent entries.
The Big Green Bake Off
First, we’re bringing back the Great Brighton College Bake Off! Last year’s bakes were a true wonder, managing to be both creative and delicious but also conveying a serious message about the world we live in and how we could make it better.
This year's bakes should be inspired by Earth Day, which takes place on Wednesday 22 April. Pupils are encouraged to be as creative as possible when attempting one of the following: 12 iced biscuits, 6 cup cakes, 1 large cake, 6 bread rolls, 4 mini pizzas or 1 large pie.
The creator of the best-designed bake will be awarded a £50 Amazon voucher.
Please follow government advice when cooking and ensure your bakes are 100% safe.
Photo competition: Spring has sprung!
After months of interminable drizzle, the skies are blue and the mornings have taken on the clear, crisp quality that signals the start of spring. Our Green Week photo competition challenges our pupils to capture all the qualities of our favourite season in a single image.
Please adhere to social distancing rules when taking photos. Always stay at least two metres away from others. Find a quiet spot or you could even use your own garden.
House competition: upcycle, repurpose, reuse
Our third competition not only encourages creativity, but it’ll do the Earth a world of good. We want you to find an old piece of furniture in need of a little TLC and bring it back to life. We’ll be judging entries based on creativity and environmental impact - we want to see something unloved and neglected become useful again!
Film review competition and book review competition
Our fourth and fifth challenge is to review of a film or a book that tackles green themes.
Green-themed books that might be of interest are: Sea Change: Britain's Coastal Catastrophe by Richard Girling, The Uninhabitable Earth by David Wallace-Wells, The Survival Game by Nicky Singer, On Fire by Naomi Klein and Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood.
The review should give the film or book a rating out of five stars, and should be 200 words max.
Entries for all five competitions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 24 April. We’d encourage as many pupils as possible to take part in these competitions – good luck!