CEP ChangeMakers is a project led by Cheltenham Education Partnership in which young people from across Cheltenham's secondary schools and colleges unit in the battle against climate change. Together, these young people will agree on where focus should be given towards achieving sustainability across Cheltenham's schools and community.
Participants share learning opportunities with industry specialist throughout the course of the year and feel empowered to ask the questions that matter to them most with local government leaders. This is a collaborative project that encourages the sharing of knowledge and best practice both across the partnership and the wider community.
In November 2021, CEP ChangeMakers launch with an event where student leaders from across 10 CEP schools and colleges (CEP ChangeMakers Committee) meet with industry specialists and government officials to investigate further how their schools and community are impacted by issues relating to climate change, and discover some of the available sustainable solutions. As an outcome from this event the students will agree on where they should focus their attentions towards achieving environmental sustainability at school and community levels.
During the summer term 2022, larger numbers of students (500+) from across all CEP schools and colleges will come together to meet with industry specialists and government leaders through a combination of presentations and workshops. This is an opportunity for each school to present and celebrate their achievements towards supporting sustainability throughout the year. In addition, this event will provide opportunities for participants to learn about the broad range of sustainable careers available to them in the future.