King Alfred School Academy climate action display

Students at Highbridge’s King Alfred School Academy took part in a climate action initiative on Friday (September 20th).

Tiles were given to students for them to write down one thing that they pledged to do to help protect the environment and prevent the destructive effects of climate change.

The event was a great success with students and staff enthusiastically getting involved, said the organisers who included Caitlin Hall, Eloise Hopkins ‘o Driscoll, Jacob Kemp and Abi Dowell.

Catherine Owen, head of the geography department at the school, said: “It’s great to see the students so passionate about this issue and I am so proud of them!”

Millions of people around the world took part in “climate strike” protests om Friday, with rallies in British cities including Glasgow and London – and locally in Taunton.

The global protests come ahead of a summit at the UN next week that will urge countries to do more to avoid the worst effects of climate change.