First Minister addresses Climate Action Week online school assembly
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined pupils from across Scotland at our final Climate Action Week live lesson to discuss the action young people are taking to contribute towards building a sustainable future.
Pupils have been learning about climate change and what measures they can take to secure a greener planet throughout Scotland’s Climate Week.
The week culminated in hundreds of classes from around the country registering for an online assembly, led by us, to promote a week of climate action and live lessons that ran everyday during Scotland’s Climate Week.
The First Minister visited St Albert’s Primary School, in Pollokshields, Glasgow to join the virtual assembly and heard about the range of activities the children have taken part in, including daily live lessons on climate related topics.
She said: “Today’s assembly was a highlight of Climate Week, and I am impressed by the hard work young people have put in to further their knowledge of the topic.
“Their efforts over the past few days show why youth action is so important. Climate change is already having a massive impact around the world and if we don’t take the right action, things will only get worse.
“Future generations deserve a more equal, just and fair future that leaves no one behind. Not only have children and young people played a significant role in keeping climate change at the top of the global agenda, but they will also face the greatest impacts of climate change over their lifetimes.
“It is only right that we listen to the the voices of the next generation, and that we hear them when they challenge us to do more to tackle the climate emergency.”
Barry Fisher our CEO said, “We’ve been inspired over the past five days to see first-hand the enthusiasm and commitment the children, young people and educators who have engaged with Climate Action Week have for taking real action to address the climate emergency.
“Our Climate Action Schools live lessons have been a great way for us to engage with 15,000+ pupils right across Scotland – extending our reach, opening up new conversations and helping them to amplify their voices as they take action to combat climate change.
“We were delighted that the First Minister was able to join the last of the Climate Action Week 2022 live lessons to help us celebrate action taken, and committed to, with so many schools."
We launched Climate Action Schools earlier this year, and are urging schools to pledge to join.
30 September 2022