(By Olivia Finch, aged 13, of the Jill Dando News Centre) Enthusiastic students headed to London to get fresh ideas to help make their school and town even greener
Worle Community School Academy students Jack Clarke, Lily Dunstone Olivia Finch, Alicia Gibson, Lottie Gillard, Daria Kutumova, Daisy Monkton, Hannah Morris, Kaylee Page, Ashley Radford, Cameron Snook, Abigail Taylor, Megan Wheeler all made the trip to a Green Conference in London.
The Somerset students listened to lectures varying from how STEAM – an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art and maths – can advance technology and help reduce people’s carbon footprint.
WCSA already has a Period 6 after school climate change club and this trip helped to give fresh new ideas.
Students Hannah Morris and Jack Clarke gave a really encouraging and hard hitting speech about the impacts on the environment of a number globally significant issues. They also mentioned some solutions that they were hoping Worle will act on to help reduce our carbon footprint.
They suggested meat-free Monday once a month and having more recycling bins in classrooms and around the school.
Student Olivia Finch said: “This was a brilliant trip and helped us to see different options of how we can help Worle to become a greener place.”