On Friday 24th Nov, over 100 children and their teachers descended on UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre to take part in an interactive, informative and fun day to learn about climate change through the eyes of the Arctic. 

 

 

 

We had amazing facilitators to help us inspire the children:

Sound Matters explored the sounds of climate change – it’s causes, impact and the potential future – through sound, reconnecting us with nature and this critical global issue.

Emma Espley used a truly giant Arctic Alive map (thanks to the UK-Canada Foundation for this great free resource) to understand the effects of climate change on the Arctic and how this affects the world including mapping sea ice cover, discussing global warming and considering what the UK is doing to help.

With Kathryn Minchew, professional chef, the children made chocolate crispies in the shape of a footprint, exploring how food production – from field to factory to table – can impact our carbon and global footprint. A really thought-provoking (and tasty!) session.

And the Jukebox Collective really got the children moving, using hip hop to explore what it might feel like to be in the Arctic, and how climate change is affecting the region.

WWW Patron, Terry V Callghan rounded the day off with a really informative presentation and Q&A, leaving the children to head back to school no doubt full of questions for their teachers!

 

We look forward to following up with all the brilliant schools who attended, made the event possible and who want to inspire their pupils to look after our fantastic but fragile planet in the future.