Fundraising drive begins to provide free education on climate change in Sheffield

A fundraising drive is underway to provide schoolchildren in Sheffield and South Yorkshire with free education on climate change.

Saturday, 19th June 2021, 1:24 pm
Updated Saturday, 19th June 2021, 1:29 pm

Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire wants to raise £2,500 to make sure all schools in the county can take part in its Climate Conference from 5 to 7 July and “avoid a postcode lottery scenario.”

A spokesperson for the fundraiser said: “The conference will explore what climate change is and why we need to be concerned about it, what we can do to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the planet and its people, as well as how we can embed climate education into the national curriculum.”

The organisation has set an initial target of £1,000 and had raised £890 as of Saturday afternoon.

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Climate change protesters on the streets of Sheffield.
Climate change protesters on the streets of Sheffield.

"Our aim is to create an inspirational, fun and transformative experience for students, teachers and school leaders in both primary and secondary education settings,” the spokesperson added.

You can donate on the GoFundMe website.