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The Appetite for Action Competition

Take part in the Appetite for Action Competition and the chance to win a cash prize!

This year we are giving our school’s another chance to be part of something fun and exciting with Sky and Global Action Plan. 

Be an Appetite for Action Ambassador!

There will be an overall winning primary school from one of the participating countries (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland). The school chosen as the overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500.

The remaining country winners will receive £500 each.

Read more about this year’s overall winner, Topsham Primary School and our other winning schools on the Winning Schools 2010 page.

Entry criteria

It couldn’t be easier to enter our competition. As you progress through the challenge, all the data and entries you make will be stored on your profile page. Once you have completed step 4 you will be invited to enter the competition automatically provided you have done the following:

  • Created a team profile (minimum of a Team name and five team members)
  • Completed Step 1-Measure
  • Completed at least five actions (marked as complete on Action Plan)
  • Completed at least five diary entries
  • Completed Step 4-Measure your success
  • Achieved a measurable positive improvement for at least one key measure.  For more on what the key measures are see here.

Competition dates

Friday 10th June 2011 – Competition entry closes

Wednesday 15th June 2011– Country winners announced

Wed 15th – Fri 17th June 2011 – Showcase/review of country winners

Mon 20th June 2011 – Overall winner announcement


Judging criteria for Country Winner

Schools will be shortlisted for their country based on:

  • Depth and quality of diary entries
  • Creativity of action ideas
  • Sustainability of changes
  • Evidence of involvement of parents and the wider community
  • Environmental improvement

Judging criteria of overall Winner

Demonstration of how changes are embedded into the whole school culture.

The Appetite for Action programme has been developed in partnership between the leading environmental behaviour change charity Global Action Plan and Sky. Global Action Plan has run the Action in School programme successfully with over 300 schools, helping them to make small changes that make a big difference. The Appetite for Action programme with Sky will allow many more schools to benefit from the process.