Climate Change and Green Action
The next Schools Climate Strike will take place on 29 November 2019
At Gwinear School we believe that the dangers of Climate Change pose the greatest threat to our society and the futures of our children. We have a duty to safeguard their wellbeing and as part of that duty we feel it is important that we try to both educate them and help all stakeholders to be best informed about the issue generally and about the school's actions in relation to it. We will therefore use this page to update you on climate change events in and out of school and as portal to signpost useful sources of information. There is still a great deal of debate about the effects of climate change and any research that involves making projections about the future will be based on opinion. We cannot therefore claim that all information found here or on linked sites is entirely accurate but we will endeavour to highlight key research so that you are best informed to make your own opinion. We are also keen to hear from members of the community if there are ways that we could develop the page to better serve its purpose.
The powerpoint slide shown above was created by university student Jessica Bode (Mrs B's daughter) to give a simple introduction and explanation to the causes and effects of Climate Change and was used in an assembly in school. More detailed information about Climate Change and research about climate patterns and predictions can be found at the Met office website:
Transform Your World 11.12.19
The Transform Our World website has some useful resources and activities for anyone wanting to be a proactive citizen. If you complete any please bring them to me or Mrs B and maybe we can post some on here. You can get to the website by following the link below:
Penwith Heads Meeting 15.11.19
At the latest biannual Penwith Head's Meeting all schools present agreed to adopt the Green Charter above as an instrument for change in their schools.
Penwith Climate Change Conference 12.11.19
The school's Climate Change Group went with Mr Gardiner and Mrs Bode to the climate change conference along with over 100 representatives from other schools in Penwith. Keynote speakers Chris Lubbe and Manda Brookman helped us believe that "Nobody is too small too make a difference" and children took part in a range of workshops to help them think creatively about solutions. As Manda quoted "Imagination is our biggest weapon in the fight against Climate Change".