Students interviewed live on ITV at Glasgow COP26 after award-winning international eco work

By our Climate Change Correspondent in Glasgow for Jill Dando News

Students have been interviewed live on Good Morning Britain at COP26 in Glasgow after their award-winning international eco work.

Jack Clark and Olivia Finch were asked questions on climate change action at 6.12am in the biting early morning frost as they arrived in Glasgow to represent UK youngsters at the COP26 in Glasgow.

They will be interviewed through the morning and will later meet delegates and Ministers.

The incredible duo achieved incredible things as Head Boy and Head Girl during their time at Worle Community School Academy, (WCSA) part of The Priory Learning Trust, (TPLT) and were rewarded by representing the UK at COP26 in Glasgow.

Yesterday they travelled by train from Weston super Mare to represent Somerset Climate Justice Network along with 20 other students from around the UK. 

WCSA has won UK and international awards for its futuristic eco-work including electric car chargers, bikes, travel to school changes and communications, and installation of 1,132 solar panels.

Jack helped drive the changes by forming his student-led Climate Justice Revolution (CJR) group and by creating The Green Gazette magazine.

WCSA also finished semi-finalists in the international Global Social Leaders competition involving over 600 teams from 105 countries. It was awarded the prestigious Green Flag for its achievements.

Olivia, who is now part of the TPLT King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form, said: “We are so excited to be going to COP26. The environment is an urgent global issue and we want to add our weight to make sure action is taken.”

Principal Jacqui Scott said: “Jack and Olivia achieved incredible things during their time at our academy. This is a tremendous opportunity to help with climate change and everyone at our school is right behind them.”

Jack and Olivia will travel with the UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN) and Global Action Plan (GAP). 

Olivia was one of the founding members of the school’s Jill Dando News Centre in 2017, while Jack was the environment editor. 

They have interviewed many famous people including the BBC’s Fiona Bruce, Olympic champion rower James Cracknell, various politicians, and NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock. 

Olivia also scripted, produced and presented a news piece for BBC Points West on the anniversary of Jill Dando‘s death.