GreenWorks: An Eco-friendly Challenge By Students For Students

GreenWorks Competition was a city-wide project conducted by LEAP Initiative Bangalore in collaboration with numerous organisations such as Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT), Rotary Indiranagar, Stonesoup, and Saahas. The competition took place from December until mid-January, with participation from numerous schools across Bangalore, including:

  • The International School Bangalore (TISB)

  • Greenwood High International School

  • Inventure Academy

  • GEAR Innovative International School

  • Ekya ITPL

  • Primus

  • GEAR Hub

  • Surana College

The aim of this project was to raise awareness about solid waste management and sustainability in students through the medium of a series of competitions, the details of which are given below, and on our website https://www.greenworks.leap-initiative.com/. We also posted updates about the competition periodically on our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/leapinitiative/.


Spectrum

The first competition was “Spectrum”. This was aimed at students from grades 1 to 5. The contestants had to take used objects lying around the house, and use them to make art. They then recorded a short video of themselves talking about their submissions after completing the work and sent it in.


The entries were judged based on the creative use of waste material and artistic skill. We were extremely impressed with all the entries and found the creativity of the children to be extremely inspiring.


The prizes we awarded, along with snapshots of their work, are provided below: