Action on the Climate Emergency
On Friday 15th October we had three very special guests join us in school; the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, Tanya Steele, UK Chief Executive of the World Wildlife Fund and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. We feel privileged to have been chosen to share some of the amazing environmental work we do here in school. Through our work with Planet Super League, the World Wildlife Fund and Wicked Weather Watch, our children have had the opportunity of a lifetime to share their thoughts and views on environmental issues with a world leader ahead of COP26 in Glasgow later this year. The children were amazing and our visitors were very impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm!
The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education made some environmental pledges with the children which they captured on leaves; they helped plant some bulbs in our garden to promote pollination; they made bird feeders from sustainable resources to encourage bio diversity and they participated in a mini-COP26 led by the World Wildlife Fund where the children had to put their environmental points across to the world leader, alongside our another special guest, Tanya Steele, UK Chief Executive of the World Wildlife Fund. Some of the children also participated in various environmental activities in the hall, showcasing some of the fantastic work we do in school to our visitors.
Mr Hartnell, said "At Westbury on Trym Academy, we are heavily invested in long-term environmental initiatives because we know the impact they have on changing habits and mindsets. We are very proud that our children have a voice and can follow up their ideas with actions. The Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Education listened intently to what they had to say and we hope they take those messages back to COP26 in Glasgow in a couple of weeks time so that real, sustainable change can be achieved for the benefit of our children at Westbury on Trym, in the UK and throughout the world."
To see some more detail of some of the things we've been doing, watch this video.