7 December 2018
Year 8 hosted a Climate Change Conference on Friday 7 December to tie-in with the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24). The students watched a live feed to Katowice in Poland, and representing 10 countries: USA, UK, India, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Maldives, China, France, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, they presented information on the effects of climate change and what they were prepared to do to reduce CO2 emissions. St Mary’s teachers, Mrs Wilding, Head of Geography and Mr Bainton, Director of IT were United Nations representatives, introducing and concluding the conference.
The students spent two weeks researching and preparing for this conference, working across the whole year group – even meeting at lunchtimes in order to communicate their ideas.