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Earth Day 2019

We are delighted to welcome Sir Tim Smit KBE, founder of the Eden Project, as the keynote speaker for the first ever Earth Day at Kingsley School.

The Earth Day at Kingsley School is the beginning of a journey where - for the first time anywhere - environmental sustainability and the challenge of climate change are at the heart of mainstream education.

Earth Day, on Tuesday 26th November, is for Kingsley and Earth Centre pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form to stop their usual timetable and spend the day thinking about and addressing two of the world’s most pressing environmental challenges – finite resources and growing consumption.

For the afternoon sessions on Earth Day we would like to invite parents, environmental influencers all those with a keen interest in the future of our planet to join us:

  • 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Visit the Environmental Booths in the library
  • 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Keynote Speech – Sir Tim Smit KBE
  • 4 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.: Earth Centre Presentation – Christopher Upton & Pete Last
  • 5 p.m.: Event closes

Earth Day is driven by the passion and ingenuity of our teachers, in collaboration with leading experts and researchers.

We do hope you will be able to join us on this special occasion. Numbers are limited so please register here, or email Lucy Goaman to reserve a place.

In a world where sustainable lifestyles have become more important than ever, we need education to address environmental challenges – including carbon emissions and sequestration and plant health and nutrition. That’s why we’re working to make social and environmental responsibility an integral component of school life at Kingsley and the Earth Centre. Earth Day is the start of putting environmental sustainability at the beating heart of everything we do.

It is our future, it is our pupil’s future, it is ultimately our greatest responsibility to immerse our pupils in the challenges of understanding climate change and how to best manage our natural resources. The school is surrounded by marine and terrestrial habitats of significant importance. There is the UNESCO North Devon Biosphere. We are based on the North Devon coast and look out to Lundy Island, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, England's first statutory Marine Nature reserve and the first Marine Conservation Zone, because of its unique flora and fauna.

Please click here to register your interest in this event.



Lucy Goaman

12th November 2019