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Student Competition - Create your own Climate Change Hero!

** Competition is open to students of all ages **

Create your own Climate Change Hero!

ISN founding partner DK Learning is on the lookout for the next Climate Change Hero!

We're asking your students to create their own Climate Change Hero and short story comic.


🎉 🏆 The winning comic will be selected by passionate conservationist, veterinarian, and author of several nature books for kids, Jess French.
The winner will also receive a book bundle from DK, made up of 15 titles and a few surprise extras. This set of books includes titles from the beloved Eyewitness series, award winning DKfindout!, 'What a Waste' by Jess French, and many more inspiring titles to help you explore science and citizenship in your classroom. 
🌟 But wait, there's more! The winning school will also receive a private webinar held by Jess French.

Take a look at the UN Climate Change Heroes here to help inspire your students!



Competition Rules

The competition is open to students of all ages.

All you need to do is ask your students to use the templates provided below to create a front cover and comic strip story showing how, like the UN Climate Heroes, their hero makes the world a better place.

Some examples students may use:

  • A hero that creates an invention to better the environment

  • A hero that makes school more environmentally-friendly

  • A hero that teaches people how to live more sustainably

Students can use a maximum of 5 pages from the template below.


** Entries are open until the 15th December 2023 **


Comic strip guidelines
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    Step 1. Click on 'Download template' below

    Step 2. Right click on the image, and save locally to your computer

    Step 3. Print off for your students to complete! Students do not need to use all the available comic strip pages, please use a maximum of 5 pages, plus title page, per entry. 

    Step 4. Upload each entry in a common digital format on behalf of your student/s (e.g. scanned image, photo etc) by clicking 'Submit your Entry' below.


    ** You can also bulk upload multiple entries in one go, ensuring the name of each student is at the top of each page **


    Download template here

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    DK Learning has also created a free guide for teachers aiming to integrate the UN Sustainable Development Goals into their lessons, curriculum, or school community.

    Educators can find a range of classroom activities paired to 15 DK books all supporting the individual Sustainable Development Goals.

    Within this guide, educators will find:

    • Suggestions of a range of classroom activities and learning experiences

    • Books published by DK which support the individual Sustainable Development Goals

    • Worksheets to accompany the recommended DK books.


    Click  ➡️ here ⬅️  to download your free copy today!

Terms and conditions

* Entries are open until the 15th of December 2023, and winners will be announced in January 2024 *​

The winning entry will receive a DK Learning book bundle and a webinar for your school presented by conservationist, TV host, author, and veterinarian Jess French.

Full terms and conditions

  • Each entry must be submitted by a registered ISN member

  • One entry per student
  • The ISN member submitting on behalf of their winning student will be notified via email in January 2024 
  • Submissions must be written in English

  • Submissions must use the template provided above 

  • The submission deadline is December 15th 2023 

  • All entries will be shared with DK Learning
  • Selected entries may be promoted throughout our wider global network, including to the ISN LinkedIn community and member newsletter