News Brief

12 July 2023


Iolo Williams, naturalist and broadcaster was at the Royal Mint Experience on Monday, 3rd of July to announce the winner and to present certificates and prizes to the 6 finalists of our Clean Energy poster competition.

The competition included an invitation for the finalists, along with class members to spend time at The Royal Mint Experience where they struck their own coins and discovered some of the ways The Royal Mint is working towards a more sustainable future.

The competition came about to mark the success of a five-year renewables project by Infinite, in part, to educate children from a very young age about the impact of climate change. Infinite invited Year 6 classes from schools in all six of its Local Energy Centre catchment areas in South Wales to create a bi-lingual ‘Clean Energy’ poster.

The aim of the competition was to have children take an inquiry approach to energy and sustainability in their daily lives. Its focus was to help to develop young peoples’ knowledge across a range of topics such as energy sources, efficiency, conservation and climate change. It sought to help children understand the concept and environmental benefits of clean energy as Wales moves towards a net zero carbon future.

The Local Energy Centres are part of the GSCS project which has been part-funded by the European Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Albion Capital.

Overall winner was Faith Pengelly of Ysgol Gynradd Gymunedol Gymraeg Llantrisant.

Other finalists:

Cayla House, Penrhys Primary School.

Evie Mai Morgan-Joyce, Oaklands Primary School.

Kenzie Williams, Tonyrefail Community School

Lucy Leigh, Llwynypia Primary School

Marni Thomas, Llwyncrwn Primary School

Image – Iolo Williams