Pupils across East Ayrshire are encouraged to submit their sustainable school ideas to win £2,000 for their project.

Ikea’s Let’s Go Zero competition – which was won by Beith Primary School last year – is now open for entries until midnight on March 30.

The campaign encourages nursery, primary and secondary schools to submit climate solutions.

The four winners will be announced in April and will win up to £2,000 worth of Ikea products to make their plans a reality.

Deputy country retail manager at Ikea UK and Ireland, Marsha Smith, said: “We want to create a positive impact through sustainability and inspire people to do their bit in looking after our shared home – the planet.

“Schools can play a huge role in educating future generations and empowering all young people to take climate action.

“Last year’s competition was a huge success, and in 2023 we’d love to get even more Scottish schools involved.

“From growing vegetables to composting and designing eco classroom areas, the sky’s the limit.

“We can’t wait to see the entries, and to work with four winners to bring their ideas to life.”

In 2022, Beith Primary School won for their uniform swap shop which helped reduce waste and cut down on car emissions as the nearest uniform shop was 15 miles away.

Other winners proposed an eco-learning-and-work-hub, a foodbank, and vegetable garden.

Winners will be judged by a panel from Ikea and climate change charity Ashden who are behind the Let's Go Zero campaign and are calling on UK schools to become carbon zero by 2030.

Schools lead at Let’s Go Zero, Alex Green, said: “We are delighted to be working with IKEA again on the Let’s Go Zero campaign and this exciting competition.

“Schools are at the heart of our communities and we know that by supporting projects within schools we can inspire our young people, and their families and communities to be real climate champions.”

Schools must be signed up to the Let’s Go Zero campaign to enter the competition.

To enter the Let’s Go Zero competition visit the wesbite.

To sign up to the campaign visit: www.letsgozero.org.