Schools’ Climate Education organised the conference South YorkshireThe three-day event, which will be held from Tuesday 1 through Thursday 3 March 2022, will feature a wide range of live and prerecorded workshops for children of all ages as well as their teachers.
Many talented contributors will teach pupils and staff how to make the world cleaner, more sustainable, and less climate-sensitive.
There will be guest speakers, including Louise Haigh MP or Catherine Nuttgens of Sheffield City Council.
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Richard Souter is the Coordinator for Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire. He stated that SCESY was created in response to the current climate crisis and the slow progress in combating it.
“We believe that schools, together with their staff, must be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to make society more responsive to the challenge.
“We hope these conferences are the start of a journey for them in doing what they can within their schools and communities to both promote and advocate for change.”
The conference builds upon the success of the previous one, held in July 2021. This first conference involved approximately 60 South Yorkshire schools, and an estimated 3000 students and staff.
Rafia Hussain is a secondary school teacher from Sheffield. She said that the SCESY conference helped get the school’s environmental agenda moving. As a school, we were able to reflect on our actions and brainstorm ideas for how we can improve. It certainly raised awareness.”