New climate change qualification by KNIB is ‘inspiring action’ with pupils in Northern Ireland

A new climate change qualification is inspiring action among the first group of pupils in Northern Ireland to study it.

A number of secondary schools offered the new GCSE-equivalent course in the last academic year.

Reducing Carbon Footprints Through Environmental Action was developed by the environment charity Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful.

Pupils learn about biodiversity, climate campaigning and fast fashion.

The course’s first cohort are now halfway through their studies.

At St Colm’s High School in Dunmurry, County Antrim, they have been travelling the world without leaving the classroom.

“I’ve learned about the different situations all over the world, especially Sudan where the Sahara’s blown in and destroying cropland and pushing people out of their homes into the cities,” said Steven.

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