Ayrshire MSP sees pupils getting creative on climate issues in live event

An MSP visited students at Carrick Academy as they took part in a pioneering climate literacy and skills development programme.

Elena Whitham MSP for Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley secured front row seats to see students Christopher Sharp and Nathan Hannah take part in the Fuel Change Live event.

Fuel Change aims to engage the next generation in driving a positive transition to net zero through skills development.

Fuel Change Live – a day-long showcase held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh on Wednesday November 2 – saw over 50 pupils from across Scotland take part in a ‘Super Sprint’ challenge which was launched by industry partner Scottish Water .

Christopher and Nathan from Carrick Academy developed their skills and confidence in research, communication and teamwork by collaborating with other students to create a bespoke solution, with Elena Whitham MSP coming to see the teams in action.

Ms Whitham said: “Engaging young people in climate issues and equipping them with the skills they need for the future workplace is hugely important.

“That’s why I was thrilled to meet Christopher and Nathan from Carrick Academy at Fuel Change Live and hear about their creative solutions to some of the biggest problems facing our planet today.

“It’s fantastic that Carrick Academy was able to take part in the event and, with Fuel Change’s ambition to involve every school and college in its pioneering programme, I’m excited to see what comes next!”

Teresa H. Sadler