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Calling all school pupils

Youngsters from all over Swansea are getting the chance to win some top prizes and show their support for the #lovethelagoon campaign.

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Politicians, sports stars, business leaders alongside Swansea Bay residents have been backing the campaign to build a tidal lagoon that will generate green energy for at least a century.

And over the last three weeks the non-political campaign is seeing people from all walks of life posting video and picture messages of support on social media calling on the UK Government to announce the green light for the scheme without any further delay.

Now pupils at city schools can join in a special #lovethelagoon competition offering prizes in three categories and is sponsored by Swansea LC, and Go Air Trampoline Park, Swansea. Prizes up for grabs include family swim passes and after school bounces for a whole class.

Primary school pupils (aged 11 and under) can colour in a specially designed drawing of how the Swansea Lagoon Power project could look.

Secondary school pupils (aged 18 and under) can enter by being as creative as they want to be in backing the lagoon such as artwork, writing a poem or recording a song.

Judges will also be awarding a special prize to the school across all age groups which send in the best video for the Love the Lagoon campaign.

Rob Stewart, Swansea Council Leader, said: "The organisation behind the lagoon - Tidal Lagoon Power - has already visited schools to talk about how the lagoon will be a world-first for Swansea and has the potential to transform green energy production.

"If it goes ahead it'll be today's children and future generations who will benefit the most from the lagoon and the technology that would be pioneered in Swansea.

"A Government expert has said the cost to bill-payers will be the price of a pint of milk a year but the benefits in terms of cutting our carbon footprint will be priceless.

"That's why the campaign is urging Prime Minister Theresa May to give the plan the green light."

Details of the competition can be found at www.facebook.com/lovethelagoon and the campaign will also be contacting schools direct.


 

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