The Skipton Academy

Eco-Conference – Malham

Over the weekend of the 14th and the 15th October 2017 we were offered 3 places for 3 of our students to spend a weekend at Malham Tarn Field Centre exploring environmental issues and identifying ways to create positive environmental changes at the Green Futures Youth Environment Summit.

Over the weekend a group of 23 young people aged 12-23 took part in a range of activities such as building mini beast hotels and hedgehog houses using reclaimed materials, footpath improvements on the Pennine Way, a fungi ID walk, den building and also learning how to make eco-friendly deodorant at home.

Local MP Julian Smith joined the group to hear the young people’s views on issues including transport, carbon emissions, tree cover and green space.

The event was part of the Green Futures program which was aimed to empower and support the minds of ambitious and capable young people who want to become more involved and spread awareness of the fantastic nature and environment that is on their doorstep.


Written by Emilie Elsworth

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