Climate change is a topic very much on the agenda for governments worldwide; it is an issue in which we all have a vested interest and an obligation to play a part in halting its progression.

Head of Humanities at St Columba’s, Robert Arbuckle, plans to put climate change under the spotlight this coming year after becoming one of just eighty teachers to complete the United Nations Climate Change Education Programme for British Schools. This means Mr Arbuckle is one of a select few accredited by the UN as a teacher of Climate Change – we are delighted that he will be bringing this specialist knowledge and his passion for the subject to our classrooms.

Mr Arbuckle said: “I have had an interest in Climate Change since studying a module on Historical Geography whilst at University as it showed the impact of natural climate change on historical human development. I took this interest further through the Big History Project, a History of the planet, life and civilizations through to present day, with considerations for the future. The growing awareness of the Climate Emergency facing the world made me want to increase awareness of climate change amongst young people by showing the facts, and considering ways to address the problems we are currently facing.

As one of the first schools to be involved in this rapidly expanding UN scheme, St Columba’s will be listed on a global platform identifying the schools in the UK who have teachers that have successfully completed the course’.
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