Kettering students take 'Zero Hero' pledge to reduce effects of climate change


To celebrate the end of term, students at St Thomas More Catholic Primary in Kettering decided to join a nationwide campaign to tackle climate change and have pledged to become 'Zero Heroes'.

The 'Zero Hero' campaign was launched last year by international development charity CAFOD to help the next generation understand how we can meet 'net zero' targets - which will help keep the environment in balance.

Kettering students had special lessons about climate change, the environment and learnt about what they could do to help - and have decided to campaign about environmental issues and make positive changes in their lives to tackle climate change.

The students were visited by several education volunteers from the charity CAFOD, who held workshops from Years 3 to 6 to inform them of the effects of climate change and what they could all do to help.

During the workshop, Kate Banville, one of the education volunteers said to the pupils:

"You are the future of this planet! You are the future decision-makers, and it's your world, so you tell the adults in charge the actions you want taken."

All the students responded very positively and were keen to join CAFOD's 'Zero Hero' campaign, which was launched to get communities to head towards a future with zero waste.

The school hopes to continue campaigning - and making small changes in their daily lives like recycling and using less plastic.

Deborah Purfield, the CAFOD representative in Kettering, said: "It was wonderful to see the children and staff so engaged! The older children were enthusiastic to share their already impressive knowledge of the effects of climate change around the world, and the younger children were just as keen to learn new facts and relate it to what they have heard in the media. We look forward to hearing how the students get on in their journey to being Zero Heroes!"

To get involved and start your own 'Zero Hero' campaign follow the link below: cafod.org.uk/zero-hero



Tags: CAFOD, Kettering, Zero Heroes

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