Eco Team help shape climate challenge report
Congratulations to our pro-active Fairfield Eco Team who took part in a Bristol Education Partnership event at Bristol City Hall, in which they were responding to the climate crisis. Starting three years ago, the 12 schools involved have been working continuously to address this imperative issue; this event focusing specifically on the collaboration towards Bristol’s target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2030.
At the event were a range of stakeholders, from both local and national Government including Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees who opened the proceedings by stressing the importance of city-level commitment, such as Bristol, in the climate crisis. The day continued with workshops revisiting topics identified by the students – namely energy, food, transport, resources and nature. A discussion followed about the curriculum and how climate change can be incorporated to benefit individuals in the various schools, before a deeper conversation with school senior leaders about how action could be taken on an organisational level.
Students then had the opportunity to present their findings and summarise the progress made. The published report can be viewed here
Bobby Walker, Geography Teacher and Global Learning Lead Practitioner at FHS comments: “The Fairfield Eco Team are a small, dedicated group of students who have shown incredible hard work and dedication to the cause. To accompany them to this important event, witnessing their passion and confidence surrounding the climate crisis makes me extremely proud.”