Cumbria Youth Climate Change Summit to be live-streamed
Cumbria Climate Change Summit – 22nd April 2020
Please see message below from the organisers of the Cumbria Climate Change Summit. This is a fantastic opportunity for all of our children to have their say on climate change - the original format of the summit only allowed schools two pupil places. If your child would like to respond to the two questions, please email their responses to firstname.lastname@example.org . I will collate responses and pass them on to Dave Harvey. Dave Harvey, who is a governor at Langdale and works very closely with school driving our outdoor curriculum, will be our spokesperson. I will send more details about the live steam nearer the time. In the meantime, I really look forward to hearing the views of the children – I know that this is a subject that our children are really passionate about.
Exciting news! Having gone from plan A (public gathering) to plan B (video conference) we are now moving to arguably the most exciting of the plans thus far - plan C (live-streaming to the nation).
Working with one of our partner organisations - Global Action Plan - we are now progressing plans to make the event even bigger and more far-reaching.
The Covid-19 pandemic is changing everything, but when we come out the other side, we will still need to press for urgent action on climate and biodiversity. Many of our students, during this period of enforced distance or home learning, are noticing the positives - less noise and air pollution, more prominent bird-song, growing things in their gardens and window-sills; they may also be developing a new understanding of slow-living, make-do-and-mend, scarcity of supplies we have taken for granted, the importance of supporting each other and working together...
Therefore, we are inviting you to prepare your students to participate more fully on 22nd April. You will be their spokespeople at the summit, bringing their observations, questions, hopes, fears, aspirations, demands, inspirations and perhaps their innovations. Perhaps you could ask your students to respond to these two questions:
1. What is nature doing for you?
2. What are you doing for nature?
They will be able to tune in, wherever they are, and hear the speakers and the contributions of their spokespeople.