Once you've registered and created your pupils' Explorer Team you'll be sent a Welcome Pack:
• A Sky Rainforest Rescue Schools Challenge poster
• A Rainforest DVD
• Wristbands for students
Challenge Prize Pack
Once you have uploaded the results from your 1st Investigation, you will be sent a Challenge Prize Pack.
• A poster
• 3 event posters
• 10 student bags
• Pencils and rulers
• A Teacher’s recycled shopping bag
Depending on the Challenge Topic you will receive:
• Energy We Use – 1 classroom Energy Monitor
• Food We Buy - 1 classroom Fairtrade football & football pump
• Stuff We Buy – 10 student FSC crayon packs
Please note: the above prizes are subject to availability. Where certain prizes are not available, we will make every effort to provide suitable alternatives, however this may not always be possible.
In addition to learning about protecting the rainforest, teams accumulate points as they progress through the programme. Accumulating points can help teams win our Team of the Month prize - a GE DV-1 Full HD Video Camera.
Winning teams will also be featured on the website home page. For more information visit our Team of the Month page
Grand Prize and Regional Prize winners
In June 2013 we'll announce our Grand Prize winner and Regional Prize winner for the Explorer Teams who've impressed us the most with all of their activities and blog reports.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a £1,000 (€1,250) cash prize for their school and the opportunity to visit Sky's offices in London to make a special short film about the rainforest! Watch last year’s winners’ video.
The Regional Prize winners will receive a £500 (€650) cash prize each for the school.
How are the prizes awarded?
The prizes are awarded based on the following criteria:
• Total points scored (Teams win points based on their Challenge activities)
• Creativity of action ideas
• Sustainability of changes
• Evidence of parent and wider community involvement
• Environmental improvement
• Depth and quality of action reports
See our Terms and Conditions for more detail on the competitions.
Teams Taking Action
Challenge: Food We Eat
It's our absolute pleasure to announce our new Team of the Month - St. Bride's Foodies from St. Bride's Primary in Cambuslang. The team, led by their teacher Mr Nugent has shown great enthusiasm through their blog and the team members have undertaken some brilliant actions since starting the Challenge in February. Well done to you all and keep up the hard work during the final few weeks of the Challenge. Remember - the competition deadline is 14th June at midnight!