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Climate change - through the eyes of our school children
Our younger generation is now more aware of the world's environmental issues than ever before – especially around the subject of climate change and the effects of global warming on our planet.
Greta Thunberg brought the issue even more to the forefront of their minds, leading the revolution when she walked out of school and organised a strike to raise awareness of climate change.
It was proven just how much our school children care about their planet when on the 20th September 2019 millions of children around the world left their classrooms to follow her in a global climate change protest – it was the biggest ever!
Our school children have become so passionate about the subject as it will be them who will be hit the hardest and will have to deal with the impact of global warming in the years to come.
With this knowledge, here at QA Education, we want to share schoolchildren's work from up and down the UK, giving their perspective on the effects of climate change and how they are tackling the issue within their schools and communities. Whether this is through poetry, posters, videos or in another medium, we will share their work here with you.
School children's work on climate change
Plastic Pioneers from St Andrew's Church of England High School in Worthing:
"St Andrew's entered a piece of art called 'Man 'O' Waste' in the 2019 Worthing Light Festival. The exhibition showcased a number of stunning, sustainable art installations that lit up using renewable energy on Worthing’s East Beach recently. There were over 35 entries that were judged by Ali Lapper MBE and a panel of experts and we were delighted to be awarded 1st place in our category.
"As part of St Andrew's Plastic Pioneer project we are looking at ways to reduce the use of single-use plastic in school, raising awareness about the environmental effects single-use plastics have and change behaviours whilst at the same time creating stimulating new experiences for our students.
"St Andrew’s are building an environmental policy around the three R’s: reduce, reuse and recycle. This will, in turn, save money and help ensure that any changes the school make have a positive environmental impact, improving the future of our planet and leaving our legacy for future generations to enjoy."
Plastic Pioneers from Monkspath Junior & Infant School in Solihull give advice on how to reduce, reuse and recycle:
The Sustainers group from Acland Burghley, North London give their insight into climate change and sustainable living:
Protest on Plastic - Rufus, a Year 7 pupil at Acland Burghley School in Camden, London:
Single use plastic
It's not fantastic
It doesn't rot away
It's here to stay
SAY NO to plastic bottles,
SAY NO to plastic straws
It they use better alternatives
Give them your applause
Spread the word
Make yourself heard
If we change our way
We can save the day
& remember......water bottle manufacturers do not produce water...... they produce plastic bottles
Would you like to be included?
If you are a pupil or teacher and would like us to include yours or your pupils' work above, send it over with the pupil's name, school year and the name of their school.
If your school has a Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Pinterest account, please send those details too and we can tag you into our social media posts: follow @qaeducation!