Thursday, 24 May 2018

Pupils take on climate change

A LECTURE on climate change for elite pupils was held at Langtree School in Woodcote.

A LECTURE on climate change for elite pupils was held at Langtree School in Woodcote.

Sir Brian Hoskins, director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College London, held the talk on The Challenge of Climate Change for students from the school on December 10.

They were joined by pupils from Chiltern Edge School in Sonning Common and Icknield Community College in Watlington as well as parents.

The lecture, which was designed to be thought-provoking, was the first in a series of lectures being organised by the South East Oxon Secondary Partnership.

It was aimed at pupils from year nine and above who were recognised as being “gifted and talented”. The lectures are designed to give students the the opportunity to engage with relevant and challenging issues outside the nomral National Curriculum range.

The audience learnt how our climate is changing and what this might mean for the future. They were also encouraged to think about what could be done to counteract climate change on a global as well as individual level.

A question and answer session with Sir Brian, who is also Professor of Meteorology at Reading University and was knighted in 2007 for his services to the environment, rounded off the evening.

Future talks in the Gifted and Talented lecture series will be given by Prof Andy Kempe, drama course leader at Reading University and Prof Helen Wallace from the European Institute.


Caption: Sir Brian Hoskins, centre, with Langtree pupils Henry Stevens and his sister Annabel

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