Lead students from four schools from Bristol, Gloucestershire and Solihull came together for a unique Climate Action Event, generously hosted at Benefact House in Gloucester.

After three on-line workshops (open to all schools who had run a Climate Action Survey), this was a welcome chance for students to meet face-to-face, developing skills in: behaviour change approaches to climate change; communication; and using audience insights in their own climate action campaigns.

At the end of the event, students said they valued working with other schools and hearing about their sustainability actions as well as receiving feedback on their own plans from the experts in the room from a range of organisations and practitioners from: Benefact Group staff, Gloucestershire Youth Climate Group, Planet Cheltenham and Save the Children UK.

Participants fed back that the most useful learnings from the day were:

“Ways to bring people into eco club”“The amount of young people
involved in making a
difference for climate change!”
“How to properly plan and execute an eco project”“The campaign (hopefully!) and
that there are more things to look at than just doing it”

We are grateful to Benefact Group (BG) for supporting this fantastic event through their Movement For Good Awards and to Save the Children’s Great Big Green Week Children and Young People Grant towards schools’ travel.