Let’s Go Zero school action:Corpus Christi Primary School, Scotland
Corpus Christi Primary School has lots of different initiatives to get their students involved in climate action.
All classes have Eco monitors to switch off lights and electronic devices that are not being used.
The school has created a school travel plan to encourage more sustainable and active forms of travel.
When COP26 was held in Glasgow, they used this global climate summit as a springboard to embed sustainability into the curriculum for all year groups.
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“We have a responsibility as educators to teach sustainability education. It is important to give real world skills that can be used by our learners to make a difference to improve our planet.”
Louise White, Principal Teacher.
“It means we have the chance to play a role to help the environment, save the earth and us too!”
Student at Corpus Christi.
The school has bike sheds and bikeability programmes for the older students to become confident and safe on the road. Each student is also asked how they travelled to school every morning. Students taking on the role of junior road safety officer use this information to update the school travel plan.
Corpus Christi wants to keep encouraging students to walk or cycle to school, as most could do this each day.
The school has a recycling officer who works with pupils to educate and promote ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ and makes sure recycling bins are being used properly.
Corpus Christi has an Eco Garden where students grow vegetables, fruit and herbs for use in cooking lessons. The school is also hoping to use more locally sourced food in its meals.
Every class has an eco-monitor to turn off unused electronics and lights.
The Sustainable Development Goals were used to teach all classes about COP26 and embed climate change education into the curriculum. Students were taught about climate change through literacy, music, science, and design.
Students are part of the Young People’s Forum, which is a Glasgow wide committee where pupils meet up to discuss issues. They have contributed to Glasgow’s Children and Young People’s Climate Charter.