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Schoolchildren invited to take part in Leicester's COP28 celebration

Schoolchildren are invited to share inspirational creations about how to limit climate change as part of Space Park Leicester and the National Centre for Earth Observation’s (NCEO) series of events to mark the COP28 Climate Summit (30 Nov – 12 Dec). 

Using pictures, posters and infographics children in school years 2 to 11 are invited to share their themes with researchers who will select three pieces from each category to be displayed in Space Park alongside CGI’s Conference of Parties (COP) magnificent 3m globe of the Earth, designed by celebrated Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram, and a new work by Nottinghamshire-based artist Michelle Reader.  

The globe, unveiled on the 9 October, marks Space Park Leicester and CGI’s commitment to sustainability, and highlights the role space is playing in the fight against climate change. 

The best entry will win a family ticket to the National Space Centre. 


The categories and themes are: 

  • Under 7 (school year 2 and below): A picture called ‘Looking after our world’. 
  • 7–11 (school years 3–6): A poster on the theme ‘What can I do to look after the environment?’ 
  • 11–14 (school years 7–9): An infographic to answer the question ‘What can I do to reduce my carbon footprint?’ 
  • 14–16 (school years 10 and 11): Follow instructions for age 11–14. 


Entries can be created in any medium, but should be submitted electronically as a jpeg or pdf to  by 23:59 on Tuesday, 26th November.  


Individual entry form      Group entry form


Josh Barker, Education and Outreach Officer at Space Park Leicester, said: “We are encouraging these young minds to share their inspiring creations that champion innovative solutions for combatting climate change. This initiative takes centre stage as a vital component of our event line-up commemorating the prestigious COP28 Climate Summit.” 

Catherine Fitzsimons, Outreach Officer at NCEO, added: “We believe that art has the power to inspire, inform, and ignite change. As we prepare to host COP28, we invite school-aged children to unleash their creativity and envision a sustainable future through their art. Together, let’s paint a brighter tomorrow for our planet.”

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