Pupils gear up for Climate Week Challenge

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Pupils from Hill Croft School in New Mossley are getting ready to compete with tens of thousands of other people from schools, colleges and workplaces across the UK, in the country’s biggest environmental competition.

The Climate Week Challenge will kick off on Monday, March 12, marking the first day of Climate Week, the UK’s biggest climate change campaign.

Pupils from Hill Croft’s nursery class to Transition 2 will take part in the challenge, which aims to get as many people as possible to come up with creative ideas to help the environment.

Jackie Patton, class teacher and Eco-Schools coordinator, explained: “The Climate Week Challenge is a great chance for pupils to put their classroom learning about climate change into practice. The challenge is an engaging and useful way for our pupils to continue learning about the effects climate change is having on our planet and also an excellent opportunity to develop strategic thinking about the potential solutions.”

Kevin Steele, Chief Executive at Climate Week, added: “The Climate Week Challenge enables young people to develop their skills of innovation and team-working to help combat climate change, which is one of the most important issues they will need to address as the emerging generation. Many of the ideas developed by last year’s 145,000 participants were brilliant, and we are all looking forward to see what this year’s teams propose.”