Our girls are committed to tackling climate change on many levels. From letter-writing campaigns to our politicians around the climate strike, to eliminating single-use plastic and introducing Meat-Free Mondays, pupils work together with staff to make impactful changes from grassroots up to national and international policy.
In March, we held our first Climate Week. Preceding a range of activities, initiatives and assemblies, the week commenced with a screening of the inspiring film “Tomorrow” in association with Transition Town Tooting, which looked at solutions around the world to the issue of climate change. The film is hugely positive, affirming and inspirational, exploring creative solutions in the fields of food, energy, transport, economics and education. It was introduced by Simon from Transition Town Tooting and was attended by pupils, their families and members of the local community. Climate Week culminated with a phenomenal panel event for the 2020 International Women’s Day when we were delighted to host a truly awesome group of Streatham women. The panel, largely comprised of SCHS alumnae, included experts in finance, media, politics and science. Our Chair, Maryam Moshiri (BBC broadcaster), asked them to consider ‘Is Climate Change a Feminist Issue?’, and a fascinating discussion followed, with some thought-provoking questions from our audience too. Thank you to panellist Dena Arya (Class of 2004) who spent the day with us, hosting pupil focus groups on environmental politics and judging entries in our House competition on climate change and gender equality.