Clitheroe pupils share ideas on how they can make a difference to fight climate change

Year 9 pupils at Ribblesdale High School committed to reversing climate change have been working on a project funded by the Royal Society Partnership Grant about how trees affect the climate and air quality.

Tuesday, 16th November 2021, 12:30 pm

In a series of weekly lessons delivered by Janet Read and Daniel Fitton from UCLAN, they learned about data science in preparation for the task ahead.

A school spokesman said: "Pupils aimed to measure the air quality around Clitheroe to discover how it changes depending on the area, weather, date and time.

"Before commencing data collection, pupils had to design and manufacture acrylic boxes to house the Raspberry Pi’s they would use to collect the data. They then analysed the data collected to identify trends, discovering when our air quality gets worse and exploring why this might be.

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"The environmentally-savvy pupils were delighted to be invited to take part in COP26, joining the Royal Society’s stall in the Green Zone to present their project to attendees at this important environmental summit.

"Pupils were also able to answer questions from Jo Cox from the Royal Society and the general public about their project, adding their voices to the cause of protecting our planet for future generations."