Day of Action for Climate Change

Parents and students may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Newquay Tretherras recognises the vital importance of educating our students concerning the developing climate emergency, and have taken decisive action by signing up to become one of the founding institutions of the Green Charter for Cornish Schools.

We cannot encourage students to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our students, but we have decided to enable students to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives not just for this Friday but for the forthcoming weeks and months ahead, to learn more about the challenges that we face through plastic pollution and global warming.

Tretherras believes in working with the best, whether that is in education or the environment. Therefore we are extremely pleased and proud to announce that representatives from the Eden Project will be working with KS3 and KS4 students on workshop sessions to enable them to learn how they can respond with confidence to the challenges that will face their generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions.

All other lessons will feature activities that are linked to the climate change emergency, and we will launch our participation in the Green Charter initiative which will include working collaboratively with students to gain Eco School Status. At Tretherras, we believe that as significant a problem as Climate Change requires longer term solutions, and we will aim to actively pursue these through our status as a Green Charter school.