World Vision Ireland has extended the deadline for its Climate Change Essay Competition to allow children stuck at home during the Covid-19 shutdown to work on their essays.
The charity is calling on children across Ireland aged 8 to 18 to put pen to paper and write an essay about the causes and consequences of climate change while they’re home.
The winning essay will be chosen by Ryan Tubridy and the winning writer will get the opportunity to meet ‘Tubs’ in the RTE studio once schools and businesses reopen. They will also receive a €500 voucher for Smyths Toys.
“We decided to extend the deadline for this competition to accommodate parents who have little ones at home during the shutdown,” said Fiona O’Malley, Director of Communications at World Vision Ireland.
“Climate change is a great topic to explore with children while they’re spending time at home. We don’t want to cause anxiety, but rather set a positive example of what daily steps we can take to live more sustainably. Our children will face the impacts of climate change more than any previous generation.”
The theme of the essay competition is ‘How We Can Save Our Planet’. Submissions should be 800 words or less and should be sent, along with the €2 entry fee, to Essay Competition, World Vision Ireland, Rathmines, Dublin 6 by April 30. Further information on the competition can be found on worldvision.ie/essay-competition.