When COP26 came to Glasgow with the world seeking solutions to the climate crisis, everyone was looking for a hero to emerge.
It wasn’t Boris, it turned out that it wasn’t even Greta. No, it was … Seamus and friends!
As part of its activities around the COP26 climate summit, leading law firm Harper Macleod tasked its own young activists with the challenge of creating their own climate change superhero – and they flew to the challenge.
The firm had to pick three winners, such were the brilliance of the entries.
Young Katie Sproat, aged four, created superhero Seamus, and her brilliant video explained just how he would fly in to homes and schools, turning off taps and lights that had been left on and, of course, saving the planet in the process.
The judges, from web design business MTC Media, said that Katie had: “Great creative ability and thought for such a young age and drawing was appealing and unique.”
Brothers Bobby and Fraser Gear were also named winners, the six year olds combining to create a Hulk-inspired hero to strike fear into the heart of energy wastrels across the galaxy.
The judges said of the brothers’ entry: “Consistent style used and messaging about the environment. Nice use of colour and imagination.
As a sponsor of both Glasgow Warriors and Highland Rugby Club, Harper Macleod had the ideal prize for the young climate heroes. The winners will enjoy a very special mascot experience at either club, getting to meet the players and hopefully having the a brilliant time as a reward for their artistic climate efforts.
The judging panel was extremely impressed with the quality of all entries received and three lucky runners up - Abigail Shand, Ellie Harvey and Freya Sewell - received an HM goodie bag.