Comic strip competition
gives pupils chance to repeat generation green winning success
AS part of the Generation Green Smarter
Power competition, school children aged 7 to 11 are being asked to draw a cartoon
showing British Gas mascot, Wilbur, demonstrating how to save energy with smart
The winning comic strip will be chosen by 3 judges, including:- Nigel Parkinson,
artist at the world famous comic:- 'The Beano.' Southport already boasts a Generation Green winning school after Our Lady of
Lourdes Catholic Primary and Nursery School was awarded an eco prize worth up to
£50,000 in 2014. They received solar panels, a new heating system and an energy
display monitor that shows real time energy consumption.
Pupils now have the opportunity to continue the Town's winning streak and see
their school transformed, too.
In their comic strip, schoolchildren will be asked to show how using smart
meters could save energy in the home. British Gas is leading the smart meter
roll out, and the Government wants every household to be offered smart meters by
The competition aims to get children thinking creatively about how they use and
save energy so they better understand the benefits of smart meters.
Nigel Parkinson said:- "I can't wait to see the kids' entries; they always
have great ideas! I'd really like to see comic strips telling a fun and lively
energy saving story with plenty of good humour showing how homes can benefit
from smart meters."
Abi Robins from British Gas added:- "Southport is already home to a
Generation Green winning school and pupils now have the opportunity to repeat
the town's success with the Smarter Power competition. We want to see the most
creative comic strips, complete with imaginative ideas on how to save energy
with smart meters. We can't wait to see if Southport can continue its
winning streak and win another school energy makeover, worth up to £50,000."
The competition will be accepted entries until January 2016.
Schools can register for the competition via:-