GEORGE NEWS - George Municipality invites schools to participate in a poster-making competition on the topic of energy sustainability. The idea is for learners to reflect their understanding of energy sustainability in the poster.
Sustainable energy is power that can be replenished within a human lifetime and so cause no long-term damage to the environment. Sustainable energy includes all renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, biomass, geothermal, wind, wave, tidal and solar energies.
George Municipality is part of the Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management (EEDSM) programme funded by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.
The municipality received grant funding of R4,5-million for the solar PV project at the parking area of the municipality’s main building and part of the requirements is to spend 1% of that funds on creating an energy awareness campaign.
According to Thabo Yiga of the Electrotechnical Services Directorate, who is spearheading the campaign, the poster should be accompanied by a half page paragraph of text, explaining the message conveyed by the poster. The maximum number of learners allowed to take part in making the poster is 10 learners per school, with the aid of two teachers.
The electrotechnical directorate will provide basic poster-making materials (A3 poster papers, coloured pens and pencils and glues) to schools that require it. Schools that already have the materials or want to use any other materials are allowed to do that.
The winning school will receive a prize to the value of R5 000, and the winning poster will be advertised in the George Herald newspaper. All participating learners will receive goody bags as tokens of appreciation.
According to Yiga, primary schools will be competing with each other, as will the high schools, for fairness. For planning purposes, all schools wishing to participate must please reply within a week from 9 April 2021 (that is, by 16 April). A non-response from a school will be interpreted as not interested.
The selection criteria for the winning poster is as follows:
- Does the message conveyed show the learners’ understanding of the topic, and is it factually correct?
- Is the poster neat, organised and well presented?
The finished poster can be dropped off at the George Municipality Electrotechnical Services Office in 16 Brick Road, George Industria, 6529. Alternatively, the schools can call the judges on 044 801 9255 or 044 801 9221 and the poster entries will be collected.
Please ensure that each poster is clearly marked on the back with the name of the school, name of the teacher, name of the pupil, age of the pupil and grade as well as the contact details for the school. Unmarked posters will unfortunately not be judged.
Please ensure that each poster is clearly marked on the back with the name of the school, name of the teacher, name of the pupil, age of the pupil and grade as well as the contact details for the school.
George Municipality will retain the posters on completion of the competition. Enquiries about the competition can be sent to Thabo Yiga at email@example.com.
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