Pupils work to raise climate change awareness

Date Published: 14 March 2019

Global Sleaford’s annual Live Earth competition is underway. Supported by Christian Aid, Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, and North Kesteven District Council. 

Global Sleaford and Christian Aid have been working with the children at the participating Primary Schools, teaching them about the causes of climate change, the devastating impacts that are being experienced by people across the world, and helping them decide what they want to be done about it. 

Last week, teachers representing their schools headed to Sleaford Renewal Energy Plant for a tour, and to collect activity loan boxes which they will be using to educate their students on how the plant produces sustainable energy and less greenhouse gas emissions than power stations which use coal and gas. 

Tamara Walters, Sustainability Manager at NKDC said: “It’s extremely important that we support voluntary groups such as Global Sleaford and community initiatives such as this competition. The district’s emissions have reduced, and local sustainable energy generation has increased, significantly thanks to projects like the straw plant. There is no time to lose, children will feel the effects of climate change and will have to adapt to the extreme weather patterns that will come with it. We must improve the knowledge, and harness the enthusiasm, of our young people”

The children will compete by writing letters raising their concerns and ideas on how to tackle the problems of climate change locally. The shortlisted letter writers will be invited to a prize giving event at North Kesteven District Council offices in the Spring where they will read their letters to the audience in the Council Chamber.

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