Coventry schools striving for sustainable future - The Coventry Observer

Coventry schools striving for sustainable future

Coventry Editorial 25th Nov, 2022   0

PUPILS from eight Coventry schools marked the start of COP27 by learning about sustainable living.

St Patrick’s Catholic primary School welcomed 60 students from other Romero Catholic Academies, where they held an eco conference ahead of the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Egypt.

The event was set up to address climate change after some students wrote to the academy leadership team to ask them how they planned to respond to challenges raised at last year’s COP26.

The youngsters took part in several educational workshops focusing on sustainability, addressing topics including the product lifetime of everyday gadgets such as smartphones and recycling.

They spent time in St Patrick’s Forest School where they learned about shelter building and staying safe outdoors.

The day also marked the Feast of St Charles Borromeo, the patron saint of apple orchards, and Romero Catholic Academy foundation director Victor Bellanti donated an apple tree sapling to each school.

St Patrick’s School principal Mark McLoughlin said: “We have all been thoroughly impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment from the children as they look to make a real difference in their schools and communities in response to the climate crisis.

“The fruits of the apple trees so kindly donated by Victor will take a lot of nurturing to grow, but will be a sign of the efforts and intentions of these very pupils and staff members here today in the years to come.”


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