November 19th, 2021

Hope for the Future Eco Summit Day

School News

On Tuesday 16th November, the five Eco-Council teams from across Wickersley Partnership Trust’s five secondary schools came together for a day of collaborative learning and campaigning run by local charity, Hope for the Future. 

Hope For The Future is a climate charity which works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.

So far HFTF have taught the Eco-Council students how to campaign for change and what campaigning looks like, as well as introducing them to their local politician through a Q&A session.

The young activists all met and took part in a very interactive and collaborative day of campaigning through craft and writing activities, and they learned how these campaigns are met and addressed in Parliament.

They finished the day with a presentation ceremony and images highlighting the brilliant work that had been created on the day and the challenges our students had met and excelled at. It was a privilege to see so many young people gathered in one space all committed to doing their part to protect our environment but especially so to see students from RCS showing the resilience and enthusiasm our students show day in, day out. They left the session excited and energised, with some new ideas on how they might effectively campaign for their issue in the coming months.

It was an extremely productive and proactive day of campaigning and it was also fantastic to see so many aspiring students from across the five schools connect so well.

All 14 students from the RCS Eco-Council represented RCS amazingly and really showcased their creative abilities on the day. They were respectful and passionate about all aspects of using what they learned about campaigning to their benefit in the coming months.

Rosie Wright, Schools & Youth Outreach Support Officer, said: “Our team at Hope for the Future were delighted to work with such passionate and engaged students from the Eco-Councils across the Wickersley Partnership Trust for our Parliament Week event on Tuesday 16th November. The focus of the event was on Climate Change and Parliament, and learning about how students can engage with Parliament and their MPs to inspire meaningful action to address Climate Change. Throughout the day students crafted climate-themed decorations for their MPs, wrote postcards to their MPs including their own poems about climate change, and also took part in a workshop on how to create petitions to Parliament lead by Professor Cristina Leston-Bandeira of Leeds University.

“All of us at Hope for the Future were thrilled to be met with such enthusiasm for issues of Climate Change from all students, and are looking forward to sending all of their excellent poems on to their MPs. We’re sure the MPs will find them just as moving and thought-provoking as we did!”

School Calendar

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