Highland Primary Schools’ Virtual Q&A Sessions on Climate Change and COP26 A Success

Highland school students learn more about climate change through online question-and-answer sessions hosted by members of the Highland Council’s Climate Change Team.

In the aftermath of COP26, many teachers and students have many questions about climate change and the conference that took place in Glasgow.

Highland Council climate change coordinators Joe Perry and Katie Andrews made two open presentations to Highland schools on the topic of climate change and COP26.

The virtual events took place before the school holidays and over 16 classes from different Highland schools participated, including Applecross, Cromarty, Ben Wyvis and Smithton.

Education Committee Chairman Cllr John Finlayson said: “It is heartening to see the young people of Highland getting involved in the climate change agenda and asking some really vital questions.

“I would like to thank the team involved in delivering the virtual Q&A and hope that they will be the catalyst for other educational events organized by the Climate Change and Energy team in a not too distant future. “

Climate change coordinators outlined the basics of climate change – what it is, why it is happening, what it means for Highland, and how teachers and students can take action.

In addition, the coordinators spoke about COP26, its importance, the results and what it means for Highland.

The session ended with a question-and-answer session where students could ask questions about climate change, including questions from Culbokie, Applecross and North Kessock Elementary Schools.

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