Catherine Owen is the first teacher in Somerset to be a United Nations accredited climate change teacher.
The King Alfred School Academy teacher can now deliver up-to-date climate change lessons to all students. One of Catherine’s first projects as a climate change teacher was to facilitate a group of Year 11 students who ran an activity with younger students as part of the global climate change action last month. She is also leading assemblies across the school this week, not only to celebrate major improvements in the quality of life across the world, but also to highlight the threat that climate change poses to these improvements. Catherine’s future plans include working with teachers across The Priory Learning Trust on climate change.
Catherine said, “I am so excited about this role. I will be using my new learning to further enhance geography lessons but will also work with teachers across the school and The Priory Learning Trust to support cross curricular learning about climate change.”