Climate Change Day…! (we were in school!)
It’s “Climate Change Day”today, or whatever it’s called. What a great opportunity to talk to the children about climate change! We’ve been doing lots of this already over the past few years and of course, more recently in becoming UK’s 1st Plastic Free School. We’ve been encouraged to stuff plastic into bottles, recycle lots and we’ve ALL applied and been sent Green Blue Peter Badges, but yesterday, I was quizzed about World Climate Change Day – were we taking part and were we supporting our children in it?
And I’ve got to say, I’m very happy with Chloé Hagley (our own little Greta Thunberg) asking what we could do to help her! BRILLIANT!
So, we’re going to write to Peter Heaton-Jones on her behalf and tell him…
UK students want the government to declare “a state of climate emergency”. They want better education about global warming, and are demanding a change to the school curriculum which will include education about climate change.
They also want young people to be included in decision-making and are calling for the voting age to be reduced to 16.
Next week, we’re also going to join in with the BBC’s Live Lesson about ‘Blue Planet’ and Climate Change. Class 4 really are taking their topic of Sustainability quite seriously!
Could you also support the Surfers Against Sewage with their petition asking the government to act now on climate change?