By Jill Dando News
Worle Community School Academy in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset hosted hundreds of teachers and youth ambassadors for the Youth Climate Summit on Tuesday – one of just a few schools to be chosen for the annual four day summit.
UK schools united to learn and make pledges for the planet, and the summit launched a new campaign, Let’s Go Zero aimed at getting all UK schools to be carbon zero by 2030.
Jack Clark, Head Boy, and founding editor of the WCSA eco news magazine Green Gazette, said: “The passion and dedication our students have for the environment is incredible and the Youth Climate Summit showed just that.
“I’m incredibly proud to be chairing this great group of students and they all show the clear potential of future leaders.”
Science teacher Mary Sue Leonard said: “I’m hugely impressed by how well Jack and the student team independently organised themselves to support the summit.
“It is so exciting to see young people from all around the country so passionately involved and pushing an environmental agenda forward so brilliantly, and hugely inspiring to be able to be a part of that – well done team!”
WCSA has recently installed two electric car chargers and won a prestigious award for environmental travel to school. They already have electric bikes, cycle training, bike fixing, a travel ‘champion’ and excellent walking and road safety skills.