Catherine Owen - Somerset’s first climate change teacher

Highbridge’s King Alfred School Academy has become Somerset’s first school to have a climate change teacher.

Catherine Owen is the first teacher in Somerset to be a United Nations accredited climate change teacher.

Catherine, also a published author on geography topics, has been fully accredited by the UN, and 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 in running an activity with younger students as part of the global climate change action last month.

She is leading assemblies across the school to celebrate major improvements in quality of life across the world but also the threat that climate changes poses to these improvements.

Then she will work with teachers across The Priory Learning Trust on climate change.

Catherine told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “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.”