The Earth Prize is an annual, global, environmental sustainability competition for teenage students that rewards the ideas and projects with the most potential to tackle environmental issues. There were ten finalists chosen out of 1,290 entries from across the world, including just two teams from the UK.
In the Final awards ceremony, held online, Winchester's Bactoplastics team was named one of three runner-up teams, securing US$25,000 prize money, which will be invested in the pupils' project to further their research.
The Earth Foundation, which runs the prize, is a non-profit organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, which strives to inspire, educate, mentor, and empower students, schools, researchers, and young entrepreneurs with innovative ideas to accelerate change towards environmental sustainability.
In the film below, two of the team explain how their project developed and what their aspirations are for the research in the future.
7th May 2021
In this year's Wykeham Journal, Professor Paul Elkington MBE (Old Wykehamist) highlights how his work on researching and treating patients with tuberculosis led to the creation of an entirely new type of respirator hood, which is now standard issue at Southampton Hospital and 16 other NHS trusts. Instead of patenting their design, Paul's team put it out on the internet for anyone to copy.
5th December 2023
The Sunday Times Parent Power Schools Guide has named Winchester College its Southeast Independent Secondary School of the Year 2024.
21st November 2023
Conservationist and presenter Megan McCubbin delivers the annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk and Lecture to over 900 local pupils
14th November 2023
The College held the finals of its public speaking competition, Recita, on Friday 10 November to a packed audience.
3rd July 2023
The school celebrated those leaving us, as pupils, dons and families gathered for Medal Speaking and Domum on 1 July 2023.
20th June 2023
On Wednesday 14 June, a group of Year 12 geographers from the College traveled to Herefordshire and the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to undertake residential fieldwork.