Day of Action for Climate Change Parents and pupils may be aware that Friday 20th September will mark another day of global action and protest, to raise awareness and understanding of the many complex issues surrounding global Climate Change. Kernow Learning Trust recognises the vital importance of educating our pupils about the developing climate emergency, and have committed as a Trust to ensuring that all of our schools work to ensure that our pupils know that they are Global Citizens with a responsibility for our global environment. Every school in the Trust has a ‘Global Learning’ Leader and all schools are currently engaging in training to deliver ‘Global Learning’ to their staff. We cannot encourage pupils to be absent from school on this Friday, due to our duty of care for our pupils, but we have decided to enable pupils to show their solidarity with the Climate Change movement through a series of initiatives in our schools in the forthcoming weeks and months ahead. Our schools will teach more about the challenges that we face through issues such as plastic pollution, recycling and saving energy. We are very proud to have Eden as a member of our Trust and so consideration of the challenges that will face our children’s generation, and how they can influence future developments through their actions is never far from our Trust discussions.

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Our trip to Geevor Tin Mine

On Wednesday, Porthpean class visited Geevor Tin Mine as part of their topic learning on Cornish Mining. The children got given a fantastic guided tour both above and below ground to see and experience what working life was like for a Cornish tin miner. Not only did they get to touch and use artefacts, but they also got to meet some of the former miners who worked on the site until its closure in 1990.  We were fortunate to hear some of their  fascintaing stories, and the children asked some very thoughtful questions. 

The children were highly commended by the staff for their outstanding behaviour and their impressive knowledge about this subject. We now look forward to continuing our exciting topic in class!