Lancashire school addresses the ‘elephant in the room’ at COP26


A Lancashire school is sending a message to world leaders as they gather in Glasgow to discuss the future of our planet.


Year Six Pupils from St Wulstan’s Primary School in Great Harwood, near Blackburn, decided to address “the elephant in the room” in a very visual way.


They created eco-bricks out of recycled plastic and used these to build an elephant structure


The used dung-shaped placards to pinpoint the changes they want see, including an end to deforestation and plastic pollution, restoration of biodiversity, and a new way of living that is centred around recycling and reusing.


Fiona Hadfield, headteacher at St Wulstan’s,

said: “It is very important for the children of St. Wulstan’s to be involved in action for climate change as it defines the world that they are going to inherit.


“The children know that they have to start to make an impact for their future. Our children are passionate about trying to change the way people treat God’s world.”

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