Youngsters from schools around Bridlington and the East Riding met at Hilderthorpe Primary school to discuss issues related to climate change.
The child-led summit was in conjunction with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and part of programme which will culminate in a conference on 31st March, 2020.
Part of the morning at Hilderthorpe School involved pupils designing posters and creating scale models to get across the message surrounding the devastating consequences of climate change. Gail Pugh from the school said: “The youngsters skyped Mary Elton School in Clevedon who are working on a similar Summit. From this, the children voted to reduce their carbon footprint within their school and their locality.”
STEM Days are held in schools throughout the country for young people in primary and secondary education. They are designed to complement the national curriculum in science, technology, engineering and maths. Activities range from designing, testing crash proof vehicles, wind turbines to building bridges.
Gail added: “The children will then complete their own STEM Challenge which they will bring to the regional event next year. When they meet again in March, children will discuss the impact that they have made and they will test out the winning designs. This event helps children to work collectively to make a greater impact.”