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Having taught in a mountainous rural location, extreme weather conditions often affected the locality and school. During the harshest weather in winter it is often the case that the school will close for many days and the people in the locality become housebound. These situations use to be once every few years and now it occurs for weeks on end every year. It is important to discuss with children that these weather conditions are a direct result of climate change- it gives children a real life perspective of climate change as it is something they all experience every year.
In school we can:
– Raise awareness
– join in with local organisations like our fantastic tidy towns committee
– start a school wide initiative to reduce our carbon footprint