Climate Change Teacher Visits Town Hall

12th Sep 2019

MAYOR WELCOMES CLIMATE CHANGE TEACHER TO TENTERDEN

The Mayor of Tenterden, Cllr Jean Curteis, welcomed Kent’s first United Nations-accredited teacher on climate change to the Town Hall on 2nd September.

Dr Khum Raj Pathak, who lives in Headcorn, visited Cllr Curteis, and explained his plans to introduce climate change lessons to schools throughout Kent and Sussex.

Nearly 5,000 teachers across the UK have registered for the climate change teaching programme, which is the brainchild of educator Melanie Harwood who has secured accreditation from the United Nations ‘CC Learn In Partnership’ scheme.

Tenterden Town Council are introducing a number of initiatives to enhance the town’s environmental credentials, including voting £5,000 to create a wildlife habitat at Kiln Field, leaving some grass verges uncut to encourage the natural growth of wildflowers and grasses, and Town Hall initiatives to reduce wastage – the new refurbishment plan includes a number of environmentally-friendly measures.

  • Picture shows Dr Pathak and Cllr Curteis with the official United Nations accreditation document.