TWO Hillingdon schools are taking part in a competition to develop science and maths skills while tackling climate change.

The inaugural ACS Future Impact will involve children aged 7-11 working in teams to develop and present ideas for how their school and/or their community can reduce negative environmental impact.

Prizes will be awarded to help winning teams put their plans into action.

ACS Hillingdon and Field End Junior School, Eastcote identify an issue, such as global warming, fossil fuels and alternative energy sources, and consider a solution which can be put in place by teachers, students, councillors or the public.

Students have six weeks to develop their proposals and, during that time, will build confidence in science and maths.