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Local schoolkids take part in climate change event

Children from Cowling Community Primary School, Kildwick C of E Primary and Thornton-in-Craven Community Primary have taken part in a special day of activities to help create a greener future.

North Yorkshire Council’s energy and sustainability team delivered a climate change event for school children from across the county at RHS garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, where they took part in workshops and activities focusing on positive actions they and their schools can take to help the environment.

The children completed a range of activities in their workshops learning about energy efficiency and cutting carbon with the council’s very own superhero “Power Down Pete”, who was played by North Yorkshire Council’s school’s carbon reduction officer, Peter Bell, as well as exploring choices and consequences for the climate with Liz Roodhouse from Craven Development Education Centre.
They also spent time exploring nature and used the outstanding facilities and surroundings of RHS garden Harlow Carr. This was further backed up with learning activities with the Hidden Nature Challenge run by the RHS National Nature Park team.
North Yorkshire Council’s executive member for climate change, Cllr Greg White, said: “Given climate change will affect us all, it is vital that young people are engaged in environmental issues and feel empowered and involved about the positive future of our planet.
“The hands-on activities were a fantastic insight into how much of an impact their schools can make to becoming more eco-friendly and to cultivating a greener future. Well done to all the pupils who took part.”


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