"Young people of all ages from across Cumbria came together to discuss their concerns about climate change with local councillors attending to hear what they had to say. The event was attended by representatives from 30 schools, and was hosted by Learning, Education and Development Centre, University of Cumbria." Thanks to Robert Ferguson Primary School in Carlisle for the information and the below film:
As a result of the crumbling UK government, young people like us are being blatantly ignored when it comes to the subject of our plant. As a result, the Eco-Council at UCC came together to host a formal event raising awareness of the ever growing issue which is Climate Change. This event along with interviews with local councillor, Rory Stewart, will hopefully help our world in the long run. #climatestrike #climatechange #strike4change
Ella, Year 12
We would like to thank Mr Stewart for giving up his time and displaying a clear enthusiasm for engaging with students, whilst offering an intelligent sense of realism to the discussion. We look forward to further meetings, as we aim to address this crucial issue.
Oli, Year 12
37 people living in refugee camps in Calais, France are warmer today. Thanks to UCC students who generously donated hats, scarves, socks and gloves. I know that we have worked together to make the lives of these people a little better, and I hope that next year we can help even more people.
We recently welcomed The Shades to UCC. The band, who are currently on a UK tour, performed multiple gigs and spoke to students about cyber-bullying, internet safety and mental health awareness. Sounds of the Beacon reported on the event:
On Friday 18th February twenty two six formers from UCC had the privilege of a guided tour around the Houses of Parliament and the House of Lords. As parliament was in recess the students saw every “nook and cranny” and gained an insight in to how parliament can hold government to account. For many students the interactive lesson on voting systems in Portcullis House was a valuable activity reinforcing the study of both A level Politics and Citizenship.Although no one famous was spotted wandering along the corridors of power many students appeared awe inspired as they listened to historical stories and saw many of the splendours they had witnessed only on TV. John Sander Head of Citizenship