Banbury MP meets Bloxham School's Climate Crew to hear about their book

The subject of climate change is the focus of a new children's book written by pupils of Bloxham School.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:06 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 11:08 am
Banbury MP Victoria Prentis talks to Bloxham School's young entrepreneurs who have written a children's book on climate change

The book is part of a very productive young enterprise project called The Climate Crew and last week, Banbury MP Victoria Prentis went to the school to hear more about it.

The Young Enterprise project requires the team to run a company for a year as part of a national competition. Participants gain valuable experience in financial management, organisation, problem solving, communication and personal confidence.

Team Member Sophie Tredwell said: “The team recognise that climate issues are extremely important to them and wish to share their concerns and offer support and education to others.

Victoria Prentis MP and Bloxham School head teacher Paul Sanderson talk to pupils about their book

"They have created an amazing book aimed at 8-10-year-old children, depicting a fictious green sea turtle character named Tucker who travels the world and encounters global issues and problems. Tucker then continues to offer basic solutions that young children could get involved in.”

Saj Hussain, Business Studies Teacher said: “The team have made all the decisions from day one, from deciding the company name and product, to selling their products at public trade fairs and managing their finance, marketing and operations as they progress. The programme provides students with real life experiences that enrich and develop learning from a wide range of subject areas.”

Mrs Prentis said: “I was thrilled to come to visit the Climate Crew, having taken part in Young Enterprise myself I know how valuable this project is to young people. The book the team has produced is fantastic and sends a really important message to children. We are really looking forward to helping their message reach parliament.”