Last year we told you about our support for the Bristol Education Partnership’s Climate Challenge project; a collaboration between local schools and colleges and the University of Bristol, the University of West of England and Bristol City Council. They’ve been working together on a range of activities including workshops supported by those working in the field of environmental sustainability from across the city.
The aim of the Climate Challenge was to bring students together to develop projects that they could deliver in their communities and/or schools to raise awareness of the climate crisis. Partner organisations including the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Sustrans and Action for Conservation were invited to work with the students to develop their ideas on themes such as energy, travel and the school environment.
Students’ carbon-kicking activities included introducing a meat free day in the school canteen and planting saplings in local plots. They also hosted film screenings to raise awareness of the climate crisis and encourage others to take action. A group of students are even aspiring to go green by next installing solar panels on the roof of their school building!
It’s clearly been a real team effort with 85 students and 15 members of staff being directly involved in designing and delivering activities. We’d like to say a huge well done to all and we’re excited to see what you do next.
You can find out much more about the Climate Challenge and the brilliant projects from each school by downloading the report at the top of this page.