KWS has just marked Climate Change Awareness Week, from 8th – 12th November, with highlights taking place across the school. Well done to Mabel, Ruairi, Rayan and Jacob who performed a professional debate to answer the statement “This house believes that school should encourage students to strike for climate change.” Each pair argued back and forth before it was put to a vote by our Year 8 cohort. We are looking forward to the next debate this week performed by Tabby, Bobby, Sophie and Sofia, where the Year 7 cohort will get a chance to listen to the issues being explored and also vote on their winning pair. The weekly Oracy assembly saw students consider the ethics of carbon credits; should HICs (High-Income Countries) be allowed to pay Low-Income Countries to maintain forests, if it means that HIC’s can continue to emit high amounts of greenhouse gases? Who retains the final responsibility for emissions?
Elsewhere, our weekly form quiz competition was focussed on the current events surrounding COP26 and pledges that have been made, and we will soon be announcing the winner of our Climate Change Awareness house competition; to discover which form group has completed the most planet-saving activities at home. We have also had presentations during Culture Club about Greta Thunberg. We are so proud to be surrounded by students who embrace independent thought and are not afraid to articulate their viewpoint on these matters. Thank you especially to the Eco Committee (Syan, George, Mabel) for leading this successful week!