Lunchtime provided the opportunity for students to participate in a quiz and to investigate a variety of interesting stalls.
In the afternoon South Yorkshire Mayor Oliver Coppard answered challenging questions from students, read out by Rafia Hussain (SCESY), such as ‘What are you personally doing to reduce your carbon footprint?’ and ‘How are you working to help promote green skills and jobs in our region?’
Students were very moved by the account from Hafiz Anwar Zahidy of the impact on his family of the dreadful floods in Pakistan last year. And Yorkshire Water on behalf of the charity Water Aid gave an insight into the life of a child living where there is not enough water.
Juanita Shepherd (DfE), Mark Lallemand (SCESY) and Cllr Abtisam Mohamed had a challenging time when it came to choosing winners of the competition from some truly amazing entries! The primary category was won by Meersbrook Bank Primary with a playful and ingeniously designed home-made marble run, showing what actions lead to negative impacts and what lead to positive impacts in relation to the climate emergency. Meadowhead School won the secondary school category with an interactive educational exhibit highlighting the significance and long-term impact of litter on the environment.