Primary school children inspired by COP26

With the COP26 Climate Change Conference taking place on their doorstep, one class from St Nicholas’ Primary School in Bearsden, near Glasgow, have found it a real inspiration to study more about the environment.

Nov 05, 2021


By Charlotte Grogan
With the COP26 Climate Change Conference taking place on their doorstep, one class from St Nicholas’ Primary School in Bearsden, near Glasgow, have found it a real inspiration to study more about the environment.

Pupils from Class 4 have been focusing on the topic of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle since August. Class teacher Miss McDougall said: “They’ve have learned about the importance of reducing waste, reusing where possible and recycling materials that they can no longer use. The children have also used their initiative and are collecting and recycling plastic bottles that would have otherwise ended up as waste.

“I am immensely proud of the hard work and dedication the children have applied to this learning. They are an inspiration to others and I am positively reassured that our next generation are going to take care of our beautiful planet.”

When asked what they were learning about children answered: “Our topic this term has been Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. We have learned about the importance of recycling and the impact that waste is having on our environment”.

“We have learned about landfill sites and the implications it has on society. We have been looking at ways we can prevent rubbish, particularly plastic, entering our waters. After learning all about the dangers of rubbish in our oceans we have even started collecting and recycling plastic bottles that are used in our dinner hall.”

Children were then asked about what they enjoyed learning about, some responses are as follows:

“I enjoyed learning about the danger litter presents to animals and the ways we can help prevent more animals from being hurt.”

“I enjoyed learning about COP 26. It has been really interesting and I am excited to find out what the world leaders agree on.”

“I enjoyed learning about fish and other ocean animals and how the plastic in our oceans are affecting them. Our oceans are becoming polluted and this needs to stop!” --ICN

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