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Highland Primary Schools virtual Q&A sessions on Climate Change and COP26 hailed a success

By David G Scott

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Highland school pupils have been learning more about climate change thanks to online Q&A sessions held by members of The Highland Council’s Climate Change Team.

In the aftermath of COP26, many teachers and pupils have lots of questions about climate change and the conference which took place in Glasgow.

The Highland Council’s Climate Change coordinators, Joe Perry and Katie Andrews, gave two presentations which were open to schools across Highland on the topic of climate change and COP26.

The virtual events took place before the school holidays and over 16 classes from different schools across Highland attended, including Applecross, Cromarty, Ben Wyvis and Smithton.

Chair of Education Committee, Cllr John Finlayson said: “It is encouraging that young people in Highland are engaging with the Climate Change agenda and asking really vital questions.

“I’d like to offer my thanks to the team involved in the delivery of the virtual Q&A and hope it will be the catalyst for more educational events hosted by the Climate Change and Energy team in the not-too-distant future.”

The Climate Change coordinators outlined the basics of climate change – what it is, why it is happening, what it means for Highland, and how teachers and pupils can take action.

Additionally, the coordinators spoke about COP26, why it was important, the outcomes, and what it means for Highland.

The session ended with a Q&A where pupils could ask questions about climate change, including questions from Culbokie, Applecross and North Kessock Primary Schools.

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