Cowes Enterprise pupils take action against Climate Change

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, Cowes Enterprise College played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class.

Vix Lowthion, Head Boy Kieran Wetherick and Head Girl Beth Pitts

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Pupils at Cowes Enterprise College, in Cowes, designed their very own lesson on climate change in an engaging display of community action.

With global warming high on the national agenda after last week’s Youth Strike 4 Climate, the academy played its own part in spreading an important message of social awareness when sixth form pupils designed a lesson delivered to every single class on Friday 15 February.

‘Fridays For Future’
The initiative gave the academy, which is sponsored by Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT), the opportunity to play its own part in the international movement of ‘Fridays For Future’.

With the sixth formers supporting the delivery of the lessons, pupils followed the class by writing their own protest letters to local politicians, including MP for Isle of Wight Bob Seely and Vix Lowthion, the Green Party’s Spokesperson for Education.

Presentation to Green Party
Cowes Enterprise College’s Head Boy and Head Girl, Kieran Wetherick and Beth Pitts, were also delighted to welcome Isle of Wight Green Party’s parliamentary candidate, Vix Lowthion to the Academy to hand over around 1,000 letters, all addressed to the Green Party and voicing the environmental concerns of pupils.

Principal Rachel Kitley, Vix Lowthion and Head Girl Beth Pitts1

Principal: “A timely and crucial issue”
Rachel Kitley, Principal at Cowes Enterprise College, said,

“I am so proud to see such an incredible display of democracy in action at our academy.

“The lessons, delivered to every single pupil across the academy, were a brilliant way for pupils to show their social awareness and learn about what is such a timely and crucial issue.

“Personally delivering hundreds of letters, written with such passion, about the environment was a great way for us to show local and national politicians our own way of making a difference. We look forward to creating similar opportunities in the near future.”

Monday, 18th February, 2019 9:53am

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mariner58

What an excellent way of approaching the subject.

Rachel Kitley deserves full recognition for promoting it and on the very day that the Green Party Education spokesperson had advocated that she should authorise truancy for climate change.

I wonder how many students might have missed this lesson at her behest ?