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Leeds School Plans Strike Against the National Curriculum to hold Climate Emergency Lessons

Moor Allerton Hall Primary School in Leeds are raising awareness for children and their families about the Climate Emergency alongside the 26th UN Conference on Climate (COP26) conference in Glasgow.

On Friday 5th November 2021, the school will hold its third strike against the national curriculum, suspending usual lessons for one day to give space for special lessons about the climate. As well as learning about how climate change is affecting our vulnerable world, the children will also learn how to use their voices to make a difference by taking part in a playground protest march at 2.15pm. The students will be adding their voices to the social media campaign to pressure world leaders to hold to their promises to reduce carbon emissions.

Image from the school's first Climate Strike in November 2019

The school have been working with some University of Leeds Climate Scientists and Leeds Development Education Centre to plan a Climate Change Curriculum for all primary school children.

Ms Lesley McKay, Headteacher at Moor Allerton Hall Primary School, said:

"We like our children to be aware of what is happening in the world. The climate is the biggest issue which will affect them in the future. Children need to be aware of the issues and crucially what they can do to help make a difference."


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