Twenty schools from around South Ribble were represented at the WRIST Cluster's Eco-Council Day at Brockholes last week.
Accompanied by like minded teachers and parents, the group had a jam-packed agenda, put together by our education team, all focused around the environment, Climate Emergency, and how we can all do small things to make a big difference.
First up, the children, all aged between 9 and 11 years old, were asked what challenges face our planet at the moment. Their responses were full of knowledge and understanding and included:
"Climate Change is when it can be rainy and then it suddenly goes really hot, and that makes the sea level rise."
"Plastic Pollution is a problem because people are buying more plastic and that's going to waste, and when the tide comes in, the plastic is going in the sea."
Landfill sites and Greenhouses Gasses were also brought up, as well as the more specific issues such as Bush Fires in Australia.