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Engaging with the COP 26 Summit

COP26By Christine Locock, Athena Coordinator 

The New York Times are running a series of events this November, bringing together scientists, inventors, academics and journalists to answer the question: How do we adapt and thrive on a changing planet? 

This is, of course, to coincide with the COP 26 Summit in Glasgow (31 October - 12 November), held in Glasgow this year, where leaders across the world will come together to discuss action towards the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention. 

In school, as part of the Athena Programme, encouraging learning beyond the curriculum, we are encouraging any interested students to sign up via the Hub so we can watch them together after school, followed by discussion groups on the topics covered. This is a brilliant chance to have meaningful debate about issues that impact the world we live in and is suitable for all students in Year 7 through to the Sixth Form.

However, anyone can register so don’t miss out on this chance to hear some interesting discussions on vitally important topics. 

After School Talks 

Thursday Nov 4th 

Recipes for Change: Innovation in Food and Agriculture (4-5pm) 

Not There Yet: Truth-Testing Corporate Climate Promises (5-5.45pm)

Monday Nov 8th 

Washing Up: Ensuring Universal Access to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (4-4.45pm)

Tuesday Nov 9th 

Climate Justice Means Racial Justice (5-5.45pm) 

Wednesday Nov 10th 

Making It Easy: Sustainable Mobility in the 21st Century (4.15-5pm)  

Thursday  Nov 11th 

Reasons to Believe: Unleashing the Power of Optimism (4-4.45)

The Redmaids’ High Athena programme is designed to stretch and challenge students of all interests and abilities, throughout their time with us. Through specialist classes called ‘Twilight sessions’, guest speakers and independent study tasks, Athena hopes to spark a life long love of learning. Find out more at our Open Morning on Tuesday 9 November.

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Date Posted: 1 November, 2021

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