Many of the Lower Sixth took part in a mock COP26 this week.
The climate change conference focused on oceans, forests and food, energy and cities. The students represented twelve nations in discussions for the future and formulated a resolution (which included sanctioning Brazil for their high levels of deforestation for palm oil extraction). The morning allowed the students to work in small groups in order to develop their communication and public speaking skills.
Geography Teacher, Miss Clark, said: “Mock COP26 was a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage in the global issue of climate change. Within their academic studies many of the students have learnt about the science and impacts of climate change but this conference allowed them to understand this issue from various global perspectives and encouraged them to consider their role as global citizens. I hope that the conference has encouraged them to make positive changes in their own lives and that they continue to do so in the future for the sake of our planet.”
Thank you to the One World Centre for leading the event.