Wychwood School in Oxford hosted a Sustainability Day, allowing pupils to share creative ideas on how to tackle the climate emergency.

The independent all-girls school opened the event to public and states in Oxfordshire and beyond in partnership with the Ministry of Eco Education.

More than 150 pupils attended the event this week with guests from, St Andrews in Headington, Oxford High Prep, Elstree School, Kitebrook in Moreton-in-Marsh and Swanbourne House School in Milton Keynes.

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The Year 4 and 5 pupils took part in fun workshops which explored how to tackle the Climate Emergency, what actions can have the greatest positive impact and how to talk about the issue. Pupils were also encouraged to take part in a sustainability school project and make a pledge to reinforce the principles they learned during the day.

The Ministry of Eco Education is a collaboration of teachers working together to place sustainability at the heart of education. It is working with 15 pioneer schools across the UK to pilot a new green curriculum over the academic year.

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Andrea Johnson, headmistress at Wychwood, said: “This was our first Sustainability Day and it was wonderful to see so many pupils embrace the importance of addressing the dlimate emergency."

Wychwood School is an independent day and boarding school for girls.

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