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Harrogate primary school invited to feature at Cop 26

Richard Taylor Primary School were invited to submit a video for the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference (Cop 26).

A Harrogate primary school has had its video featured at the Cop 26 summit in Glasgow. Richard Taylor Primary School were invited to submit a video for the 26th United Nations Climate Change conference. The event, which runs until 12th November, has brought parties together to accelerate action towards combatting climate change. Andrew Symonds, Headteacher at Richard Taylor, told Your Harrogate:

"We submitted a video to Cop 26 for the day of youth voice and Richard Taylor’s voice was being heard in Glasgow.

"It’s a real honour and comes down to the fact that we have a very active eco-group in school and are all very passionate about making sure we’re protecting the planet.

"Our eco-group have just introduced a new way of collecting and recycling old plastic toys so we’re not just using more and more plastic, but we’re recycling the plastic that we don’t want, saving it from landfill.

"These are all things generated by the children because they’re as passionate as we are."

The school have made a number of environmental improvements to both the building and the grounds. This includes a new library learning space and wildlife garden, as well as a purpose-built polytunnel.   Richard Taylor Primary School, who are the Your Harrogate School of the Week, joined Nick Hancock on the radio to talk about their climate change efforts. Listen to the full chat as Headteacher Andrew Symonds joined Nick Hancock: [audio mp3="https://vouchers.yourharrogate.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/newRichard-Taylor5.mp3"][/audio] Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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