On Wednesday 3 April, Theale Green School held their annual Sixth Form Question Time, with this year’s debate focusing on climate change.

The panel was made up of local climate change experts; John Booth – Friends of the Earth, Natalie Harvey – Research Scientist at University of Reading, Tony Cowling – Director of Reading Hydro and Reading Community Energy Society, Tim Metcalfe – local farmer, West Berks Councillor and member of Reading Rotary Club, and Laura Wilcox – Research Scientist at University of Reading (Meteorology department).

Each of the panellists debated questions posed by sixth form students, with the debate being chaired by year 13 student, Josh Castle.

The group discussed everything from how damaging eating meat is for the environment, to if anyone actually benefits from global warming…

Mrs Lisa Trood said: “The topic of Climate Change created a very lively debate amongst our Sixth Form students and our panel of experts. Students heard new information and views about a topic so prominent in the news, directly from the experts. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to engage with the panellists and have their questions answered in such an informative way.”

Thank you to our experts on the panel for volunteering their time to take part in this topical debate. The sixth form students took a lot away from this event and were found discussing it for some time after!