A HIGHBRIDGE woman has become the first teacher in Somerset to be an accredited climate change teacher.

Catherine Owen, a geography teacher at The King Alfred School Academy, can now deliver up-to-date climate change lessons at the school after being accredited by the United Nations.

One of Catherine’s first projects as a climate change teacher was to help a group of Year 11 students run an activity with younger students as part of global climate change action last month.

Catherine is leading assemblies across the school this week to celebrate major improvements in quality of life across the world and the threat climate change poses to these improvements.

She said will continue to work with teachers across schools in The Priory Learning Trust on climate change this year and is ‘excited’ about her new role.

She said: “I will be using my new learning to further enhance geography lessons but will also work with teachers across the school and The Priory Learning Trust to support cross curricular learning about climate change.”

Last month record numbers of parents came to the school for an open evening to find out more about improvements they have been making.

Parents enjoyed a tour of the school’s facilities and fun activities at the event.

Principal Nathan Jenkins said: “I was so thrilled to meet prospective students, ex students and welcome the community to the school. I am proud of the efforts of staff and students for showing everyone what a great school we have.”