The first virtual meeting between pupils from the Biology Centre in Sochi and the Eco Club at Balcarras School took place recently. This eco exchange initiative was started by Charlton Kings Futures, who want the young people of Cheltenham to discuss their thoughts on the climate emergency and what is being or can be done in Cheltenham and its twin towns towards a carbon zero environment.
The first ice-breaker session saw pupils from Sochi and Cheltenham, together with Youth Ambassadors from Vision 21, getting to know each other with questions about favourite music, dances, hobbies, social media platforms, favourite foods and what they do as part of their eco clubs.
The young people were very enthusiastic with their ideas and comments and both sides have agreed to plant a tree as a symbol of working together.
The next online session will be a brain storming of ideas on how to start to tackle the climate emergency and ways the youngsters can work together to implement small changes in each of their communities.
See the article on Balcarras School’s website.