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Caledonian Club delivers COP26 lessons to hundreds of school pupils

Fri, 29 Oct 2021 14:19:00 BST
Around 500 pupils have taken part in the Caledonian Club's COP26 STEM project
Around 500 pupils have taken part in the Caledonian Club's COP26 STEM project

Hundreds of primary school pupils have had lessons in climate change delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University during the build-up to COP26. 

Around 500 pupils across six primary schools in the city have taken part in fun classroom activities, challenges and experiments run by GCU's widening access and community engagement initiative the Caledonian Club. 

The lessons were designed to raise awareness of climate change, help children understand the meaning of key terms linked to the environment, and encourage pupils to ask questions about the climate crisis. 

More than 125 pupils from primary four and five at St Monica's (Milton) Primary, in the north of Glasgow, learned about the impact of food production, distribution, and food waste during the Caledonian Club's COP26 STEM sessions. 

Nathan Tagg, manager of the Caledonian Club, said: "The project has embraced the growing interest and excitement as world leaders prepare to descend upon Glasgow. 

"The pupils are coming to the end of the project but we hope it's the beginning of their interest in the climate crisis."