Solihull Mayor and pupils show support for Global Goals

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The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Flo Nash, joined local schools in attending the Global Goals Conference on Friday 15th June.

The event marked the end of the five year Global Learning Programme initiative, funded by central government.

Friday’s conference was organised by Solihull Council’s sustainability team, Lifeworlds Learning and Chapelfields Junior School, a recognised expert centre for the project.

Staff and pupils from Chapelfields Junior School, Monkspath School, St Patrick’s School and Merstone Special School attended the event in the Council Chamber. Staff from other local schools also attended to take away tips and ideas they can share with pupils in their own lessons.

This event was held to raise awareness of Global Goals, the 17 goals that world leaders agreed to in 2015 that have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change.

Some pupils created costumes using recyclable materials to represent one of the goals and gave short presentations on why each goal is important to them.

The Mayor said: “I’m proud that local schools are recognised as expert centres by the programme leaders. It’s great to see pupils taking such a keen interest in making the planet a better, more sustainable place.

“I really enjoyed seeing the creativity and effort that the pupils put into their outfits and presentations. There were some really inventive ideas and designs on show, particularly about what we can do to clear polluted seas and look after life under water!”

For further information about the Global Goals: https://www.globalgoals.org/

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