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Speaking Up for Trees and Nature competition

Nature needs our help, now is the time to speak up for trees and nature. To get inspired watch last years winners (below). Each winner will receive a special edition Force for Nature t-shirt, a signed certificate and £200 Go Ape Voucher for them and their family or friends to go wild in nature. If you think your pupils have got what it takes to speak up; if nature matters to them, then watch the speaking up training video and deliver a lesson to find your voice of nature. Choose your winner record their speech and submit your entry via our online application form.

Entries will be judged in the categories: KS1, Lower KS2, Upper KS2, KS3 & KS4, Special School

Applications close at midnight on Tuesday 30 May and winners will be notified by Friday 2 June.

Not only are exciting prizes such as Go Ape vouchers up for grabs, but also the opportunity to perform the winning entry live at our Force for Nature Expo in Birmingham on 15 June!

For more information and frequently asked questions read our competition guide and take a look at the judging criteria to help guide your speeches.

Apply now!

Watch previous speeches!

Watch last year’s finalists and see young people from around the UK finding their voices and speaking up for trees and nature! They are a true Force for Nature and a great source of inspiration for this year’s entrants.

Years 3 & 4 Joint Winners

Years 5 & 6 Joint Winners

Years 7 – 11 Winner

Special Schools Winner

Runners up


Speaking Up For Trees School Support

The competition is supported by Speakers Trust who provide in-school workshops for selected schools and also some fantastic tips for all schools to promote oracy and harness the voices of their young people. Listen to Speakers Trust’s trainer Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove explain why oracy is such an important skill to develop at all ages and how to empower and inspire your students to find their voices, speak up for trees and nature and share their message on a national platform by entering our competition. 

Inspire your students to find their voice

Get inspired and gain some tips on how to perform your speech by watching our fantastic Force For Nature ambassador Amy explaining what being a Force for Nature means to her and why trees are so important. With thanks to Kusuma Trust.