Y11 and Y13 Studying Climate Change

In the last half term, Year 11 and Year 13 students took part in the Royal Meteorological Society’s “Conference of the Parties” simulation activity. This involved students debating and negotiating towards an international climate change agreement.  Students were assigned a specific country and were required to act as delegates, representing their country’s interests and needs.  Relevant information such as GDP per capita, sectors of industry and vulnerabilities to the future impacts of climate change were collected. Students then used this information to take part in bilateral discussions and present a speech to the conference with their pledge. The students were able to begin to understand the complexity of the issues and why the COP is having to meet again this year for the 26th time in Glasgow later this year.  They also gained valuable experience and developed skills in communication and research.