Climate change is the process of our planet heating up. This has a huge impact on people and wildlife around the world. The changing climate is making our weather more unpredictable and extreme. A warmer planet could affect our world in many ways, including:
-melting ice caps
-rising sea levels
-the decline of some species of animals
Climate Action Day takes place on Friday the 20th of September. There will be lots of things taking place in our school to mark this day and to highlight the issue of climate change. Girls will be encouraged to walk, scoot or cycle to school. The Golden Boot will be awarded to the best class. Classes will take part in a NO POWER HOUR, where they will refrain from using any electricity in the room for an hour. Some classes will perform raps or poems about climate change. Our 4th classes have also been writing letters to Richard Bruton, Minister of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, explaining the impact that climate change could have on their future. 6th Classes will be picking some yummy pears, apples and raspberries from the garden, showing how fun (and delicious) it can be to grow your own fruit and vegetables, rather than buying them in the supermarket.
We are also trying to reduce the use of single use plastic in the school. We would encourage girls to bring in reusable containers for their drinks.
-The Green School Committee