Art and creativity help St Laurence Junior children learn about climate change

SPACER sessions at St Laurence Juniors

St Laurence Junior Academy in Ramsgate was filled with excitement as Keith from SPACER completed a series of workshops to help students learn about climate change through art and creativity.

Over the course of Term 4, students were given the opportunity to participate in three unique workshops, with the final session allowing the children to express their thoughts and ideas about the issue.

SPACER, developed an innovative program to deliver creative, environmental workshops to schools. The program aims to take environmental messages and actions into schools, with a focus on inspiring young minds to take action on climate change.

The workshops at St Laurence Junior Academy were a resounding success, with students eagerly participating in the activities and gaining a deeper understanding of the impact of climate change on our immediate area – Thanet.

Phase leader Mrs Mountjoy was particularly impressed with the program and the impact it had on the children.

She said: “The workshops were an amazing experience for our children. They were engaged and enthusiastic throughout and it was fantastic to see them learning about such an important issue in such a creative way. It’s incredibly inspiring to see young people so passionate and engaged about the environment.”

The program was designed to be interactive and engaging, using art and creativity to help students understand complex environmental issues in a fun and accessible way. Through a series of activities, students learned about the impact of climate change on Thanet.

The workshops are one example of the projects at St Laurence Junior Academy to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. The school says that as the world continues to grapple with the effects of climate change, it’s more important than ever to empower young people with the knowledge and skills to make a difference.