More than 2,600 pupils enjoy first two days of Climate Action Week Live Lessons

Young people all over Scotland have been learning more about climate change and net zero thanks to our Climate Action Week Live Lessons.

We began the week with a session hosted by author and illustrator Emma Reynolds. Emma was invited through our partnership with the Scottish Book Trust, where we are aiming to introduce environmental topics through the arts, as well as STEM.

Emma discussed the power of community and the importance of artists to transform society through examples from her latest book Drawn to Change the World: 16 Youth Climate Activists, 16 artists and stories from young people shaping change.

On Tuesday we were joined by RZSS Highland Wildlife Park who talked about nature’s engineers before author and illustrator Mariajo Ilustrajo read Flooded, her beautiful book that introduces concepts about climate change and focuses on the importance of working together and building strong communities.

Andrea Gabriel, our Eco-Schools Scotland Coordinator, said: “Climate Action Week has gotten off to a fantastic start with around 2,700 young people taking part in our first two days of Live Lessons.

“It is crucial that young people are informed and included in any discussions around climate change as it is their future we are working to protect, and their voices will be fundamental in inspiring the positive action we must take.

“It is a privilege to be able to work together with the many organisations we have partnered with so far, and an honour to be able to bring their expertise into the classrooms. We have prepared a very exciting week of lessons for Climate Action Week and we hope classes are looking forward to them throughout the rest of the week.

“Meeting authors and artists through our work has been one of our highlights and we simply cannot underestimate the importance of the arts in communicating the message of climate action, not just to our young people but the whole world.”

We have more exciting Live Lessons planned for the rest of the week. Visit Climate Action Week 2023 (keepscotlandbeautiful.org) for more details.

27 September 2023

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