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Carrigaline & Kinsale Schools Embark On Climate Literacy Course

Cork County Council has teamed up with social enterprise Education for Sustainability to deliver a 10-week climate literacy course to eight secondary schools in the county, including two in Carrigaline and one in Kinsale. The weekly interactive course sessions are fun and solution focused, encouraging students to learn through game-based activities.

The Climate Literacy programme encourages students to connect the dots between the environment and their everyday lives by providing workshops, teacher training, teaching resources and lesson plans. Topics covered include climate change, sustainable development, climate justice, plastic pollution, fast fashion, biodiversity loss, sustainable transport, food, soil and taking action.

Welcoming the initiative, was passionate climate activist and Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr. Danny Collins who said, “I am very pleased to see this programme being rolled out to students in Cork County. Education is the key to change and our young people are serious about the environment, they can drive real change when it comes to environmental matters and sustainability. Well done to each of the schools participating.”

The local participating schools are Carrigaline Community School, Edmund Rice College Carrigaline and Kinsale Community School.

Chief Executive of Cork County Council Tim Lucey commented, “Cork County Council is proud to offer this interactive environmental awareness course to secondary schools in the county. Working with these eight schools, the course will reach 11 teachers and 202 students in Cork County. The programme facilitates teacher training so that they are empowered to teach the course with new groups of students making the course delivery sustainable in itself.”

Mayor of Cork County Cllr Danny Collins with Katherine Corker, Cork County Council, Faculty of Kinsale community School and 1st year students from Kinsale Community School. Kinsale Community School are one of the 8 schools in Cork County taking part in the Climate Literacy Course delivered by Education for Sustainability and funded by Cork County Council” Photo: Darragh Kane

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