Eco school children get 'smart' with Jersey Electricity

Over 600 children from 13 of Jersey’s primary schools have risen to the challenge from Jersey Electricity to design a future world run on sustainable electricity to mark ECO Schools November Energy Month. The ’Smart Kids, Smart Energy’ design competition was open to all Key Stage 2 pupils who were asked to choose from a variety of dynamic themes. The winners of the six categories chosen will have their designs produced into real advertisements that will feature in the JEP and local magazines.

Now it’s up to you, the public, to choose your overall favourite design by voting on the Jersey Electricity Competition Facebook page. The overall winner, when voting closes on 22 October, will win an unforgettable day at London’s Science Museum for all their classmates on 17 November.

The six category winners are:

Bryna School

Bryna McGee, St Mary, My Smart Electric School

Ethan House

Ethan Fryer, St Martin,  My Smart Electric House

Jaimee Invention


Jaimee Lincoln, St George's, My Smart Electric Invention

 Patrick car

Patrick Filleul, St Clement, My Smart Electric Car

Poppy Anne Garden

Poppy-Anne Elcock, Trinity, My Smart Electric Garden

Rebecca Robot


Rebecca Arthur, JCG Prep, My Smart Electric Robot

Judge Ian Langlois, Creative Director of marketing agency LRD who will produce the adverts said: ‘We were very impressed by the standard of entries but what is good about this competition is that it isn’t just about the best drawings. We were also looking for the inventive ideas that come across in the details and words.’

ECO Active Programme Manager Jane Burns said: ‘After the success of last year’s ‘Turn It Off’ school campaign – a joint Eco Active Schools Programme and Jersey Electricity partnership, we were delighted to work with JE again to promote energy efficiency and sustainability. We’ve had a terrific response to the competition from schools – children are very excited about seeing their work made into real advertisements and, of course, for the winning class – an all-expenses-paid day trip to London’s Science Museum!’

 JE CEO Chris Ambler said: ‘Electricity is the energy of the future and our children are the future. Seeing their ideas on how electricity might be used in future has been fascinating. They understand the importance of energy conservation, clean energy and sustainability.  We hope this competition will help to engage a wider community audience in energy - young, old, our generation and the next generation.’