Climate Change with Hinchley Wood Primary School


Climate change is affecting everyone: nationally and internationally, recent years have seen a heightened awareness for the key threats it poses and much campaigning for change.

The Climate Change exhibitions workshop at Hinchley Wood School. Historic items and photographs were set up on the tables and students discussed these while creating their posters.The Climate Change exhibitions workshop at Hinchley Wood School. Historic items and photographs were set up on the tables and students discussed these while creating their posters.

The Exhibition Workshop

Despite the global scale of this problem, it is on a local level that climate change is most keenly felt. World leaders, climate activists and scientists agree that changing our everyday habits is an important first-step towards tackling the climate crisis.

Year 6 at Hinchley Wood Primary School have used items in Elmbridge Museum’s collection to learn about how climate change is affecting local life. By studying historic evidence of extreme weather, transport and green space, the students have compared our local environment ‘then’ and ‘now’. The result is 83 fantastic posters, which answer the key question:

“Why does climate change matter?”

All of the posters, along with the original museum items used by the students and the discussion topics they considered, can be viewed in this online exhibition.

Discover the posters

Explore our local climate history by theme

Extreme Weather How can extreme weather affect people’s lives locally, and what can we do to prevent this in future?

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Transport How does climate change relate to transport, and how have our local transport habits changed over time?

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Green Spaces How have nature and green spaces in our local area changed over time, and what can we do to conserve them?

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Visit the display!

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Explore Further

Interested in learning more about how our primary local streets have changed through time? Head over to the Historic High Streets online exhibition to discover old photos, the heritage trail, and personal testimonies of Elmbridge residents.

Go to the online exhibition

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