St Albans film-makers present climate change movie to Parliament

SJL climate change group

SJL climate change group - Credit: Archant

Young film makers aimed to leave MPs reeling when they took their climate change movie to Parliament

The five-strong group of students from Sir John Lawes School in Harpenden, who had taken part in a national film challenge, travelled to Westminster to show MPs a film they had made about climate change.

The Close-up on Climate event was organised by The Climate Coalition, a group of over 100 organisations representing more than 11 million people across the UK dedicated to action on climate change.

The Sir John Lawes entry to the competition was based on a Lego family experiencing the effects of climate change.

Susannah Latham, one of the pupils, said: ”We were fascinated to see many of constituency MPs interacting with other young people on the effects of climate change. Overall the day opened our eyes as we met other students, equally concerned about the shocking effects of climate change but all united in a desire to ensure our future is sustainable.”

Teacher Helen Cox added: “It was inspiring to see the efforts that young people across the country had gone to in producing short films highlighting the effects of climate change. The quality of the films made was extremely high”.”

More than 60 individuals and groups from across the UK took part in the challenge, making films about the impact of the changing climate on issues ranging from their home town to the local beach and the price of chocolate.