Our school visits only cost £1 per pupil
£5 will fund 5 pupils to be able to learn about climate change and deforestation and how to take positive action
£200 will fund a complete visit to a school to deliver fun and lively assemblies and workshops with pupils, inspiring the whole school to become enthusiastic about working against climate change
£250 will train a group of teachers, increasing their knowledge of climate change and giving them new ideas for teaching about climate change in a way that will inspire pupils
£1000 will fund a celebration of tropical forests day, where pupils from 10 different schools will come together for a day of fun and interactive workshops, learning about climate change and how to take positive action in their own communities
MockCOP is an example of the special events we run that engage young people with climate change issues.
An annual, bilingual mock UN climate change conference held at the Senedd for students aged 16-18 from schools all over Wales. Last year’s conference was chaired by Sophie Howe, the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. Teams of three represent countries and between them they debate and negotiate issues and resolutions relating to climate change.
A teacher from Ysgol Penglais said:
Many thanks for the opportunity you have given our pupils. They have benefited in many ways including:
– team work
– research and analysis skills
– improved confidence and self esteem
– learning beyond the curriculum
– making links (big picture learning) – i.e. the links between the economy, climate and migration
– conflict resolution – how to challenge and be challenged in a safe environment
– an appreciation of education in its true sense (discovery, truth, exploring…)
– public speaking and appropriate register, body language
– listening skills
It was a wonderful day. The group will replicate the event at a later date in school for younger students. Events like these raise pupils’ aspirations, they make us realise our humanity and the dangers and consequences of actions. I fully support such events.
LLANGORSE SCHOOL ENTERPRISE PROJECT
Size of Wales visited Llangorse School, to run a workshop on tropical forests and climate change. Following Nigel’s visit the eco-committee were inspired to raise funds to help Size of Wales protect tropical forests because ‘climate change is important’ and ‘Nigel was fun’. They were concerned about animal habitats disappearing and that there are ‘species scientists haven’t even found yet’.
The headteacher gave each of the 85 junior pupils £2 to take part in an enterprise project out of school hours. Each pupil wrote a business plan, taking into account costs and predicted sales. Their creative ideas ranged from washing cars and sponsored walks to making cakes, bookmarks and pencil cases.
At the end of the allotted time, £2 was returned and the profits were counted by the eco club. Pupils had raised an amazing £1,678.05! Even better, the amount will be doubled by our funders to bring it up to £3,356.10, enabling us to help protect even more tropical forests.
THANK YOU LLANGORSE SCHOOL!