PGS pupils were recently invited to Ditcham Park School to participate in the inaugural Hopeful Earth Conference.

This brought together 10 schools from Hampshire and West Sussex to start discussions about how schools should respond and pledge action on climate change. Guest speakers gave inspiring talks about the UK Student Climate Network, rewilding, compassion in farming and climate activism. Workshops were pupil-led with focus on what they can do individually and within their school. A draft Hopeful Earth Pledge was produced, highlighting ways schools can commit to action. The work has just begun and the cohort will continue to collaborate to drive action on climate change within schools.