Windsor Sixth Form, Richmond Street, Halesowen, B63 4BB
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COP26 Competition Winner Shares Views

19th November 2021

One of our Year 13 students entered a competition to win a place at the COP26 Roundtable meeting with James Morris MP and won!

Following on from her meeting we interviewed her to discuss her views on climate change and her experience attending the Roundtable meeting.

She first decided to enter the competition which involved writing about how she and her family have changed certain aspects in their life to help protect climate change because she said she "felt compelled to participate in activities that are related to something she felt was so important, and wanted her views and opinions to be heard".  When she received the news that she had won she said she was "very glad to have the opportunity to be involved in the project and glad to have a voice in the matter and represent the student body at my own Sixth Form".

The submission for the COP26 competition was all about how she and her family changed their lights at home from normal to LED lights, how they limited petrol consumption by using public transport and walking, reducing gas consumption by taking cold showers in summer, using curtains to insulate, and wearing thicker clothing.

At the Roundtable meeting items on the agenda were discussions about the measures that could prompt us into its 2050 net zero target. She also learnt about measures that are being introduced in local area such as turning bus stops to ‘Buzz stops’. This is replacing usual bus stop roofing with natural and recycled materials.

Her final message on the climate change is that she hopes we manage to tackle it so that future generations have access to natural resources that the earth provides. She would also like future generations to have the opportunity to experience the natural landscapes we have been lucky enough to see.

Thank you for sharing your views and all the best with your future plans!