Watch adorable video of kids telling Countryfile’s Helen Skelton how to save the world
Children from a local elementary school told Helen Skelton how they were going to save the world.
The Leeds-based TV presenter recently visited Primrose Lane Elementary School in Boston Spa to ask children what ideas they have for solving the climate crisis.
And an adorable video of the interaction captured some of the more quirky responses, including swapping gasoline for chocolate-fuel and using “hamster trains.”
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The kids were excited to share their ideas with the former Blue Peter host, who was equally excited to hear some of the inventive ideas.
More serious suggestions were to get everyone to plant at least three trees in their backyard, reduce the use of airplanes, and invest more money in wind and solar power.
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Helen was visiting Leeds School to launch the National Grid’s ‘Voices for a Green Future’ competition, which asks children to suggest how they would tackle climate change and protect the planet – in 200 words.
The launch of the competition comes after 1,500 children between the ages of seven and 16 were surveyed, which revealed that this age group is Britain’s greenest generation.
This was good news for Leeds, with 86 percent of Leeds children saying they knew about climate change and what it means for our planet.
And 84 percent of children in Leeds say it is their responsibility to look after the environment, this was the highest in the region compared to children in York (81 percent), Manchester (75 percent) and Sheffield (71 percent).
The Voices for a Green Future competition will give winners the chance to pitch their ideas on tackling climate change to world leaders at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.
COP26 President Alok Sharma said: “The role of young people in tackling climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our generation, will be crucial.
“It requires action from each of us on an individual and collective basis and I look forward to hearing from young people across the country, through National Grid’s Voices for a Green Future competition.
“I want them to raise their voices so that their interests are heard loud and clear at COP26.”