Current Coulsdon Sixth Form students and Head of Creative Arts, Fiona Brennan recently participated in a Simulation Workshop as part of a Local Community Project; ‘Working together to adapt to a changing climate: flood and coast’ commissioned by the Environment Agency.
Only 3 areas across the country have been selected to take part in this project, including Old Coulsdon and Caterham so this is a great opportunity for our students to consider climate change in their work.
As part of the Simulation Workshop, students acted out a boardroom meeting with roles that included a planning officer, a chair of a resident association, a climate activist, a water company employee, a flood victim and local businessman to discuss local measures which could be put into place to help reduce the risk of flooding and the cost of such defences.
The students needed to express their character’s opinions, discuss options, budgets and put forward a case to the council.
Fiona said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students. They showed great skill and understanding and it was a pleasure to be involved. We hope to do another workshop in the future with a larger cohort of students.”