Pupils from schools across the Bath and Wiltshire area to take part in the 12th B&NES Youth Climate Summit, which is being held on 14  February at King Edward’s School in Bath. Around 150 pupils are expected to take part from schools including Hayesfield, King Edwards School, Kingswood, Norton Hill, Prior Park College, Ralph Allen, St Laurence and St Mark’s.

With speakers ranging from Green Party member, Fay Whitfield  to Michael Pitts, an underwater photographer, Alisdair Naulls from the Marine Conservation Society and sustainable business leaders from organisations including Sustrans (the UK walking and cycling charity) and Grow Bristol, there will be many diverse and current topics discussed. There will also be workshops available to further consider in small groups the issues raised by our speakers.

The one-day event is intended to inspire students to think about the changes they can make in their schools to be more sustainable, display the wide variety of environmentally-oriented careers that are available and build their discussion skills in a friendly environment. With a record number of pupils attending, this year’s summit promises to be a busy, fulfilling and fun day.

“As always, the event wouldn’t be possible without the amazing team of sixth form facilitators from King Edward’s School and Norton Hill School,” said Katie Ghali, a Youth Climate Summit Committee Member. “Likewise, we are extremely grateful for the generous sponsorship from Hartley Farm, which has sustainability at the heart of all its produce.”