School Visits in Devon

Published: April 16, 2024

On 12th March, MMUK’s Care for Creation Officer, Marie Schlenker, and Education Trustee, Colin Butler, visited three schools in Exeter Diocese, bringing impressions from Melanesia into the classroom. Marie engaged the Year 5 and 6 students at Feniton Primary School and Tipton St John Primary School with interactive workshops on coral reefs and the impact of climate change and pollution on these fragile ecosystems. Furthermore, Marie shared her subject knowledge on climate change and first-hand experiences with impacts of climate change on local communities in Solomon Islands with the GCSE and A-Level students at The King’s School Devon in Ottery St Mary.

“Marie both challenged and developed our understanding of the impacts. The students described the talk as interesting and inspirational but also really eye-opening especially when Marie started to discuss how this was not just a threat to isolated parts of the world but a threat to all coastal communities.” – Neil Abbott, Head of Geography at The King’s School

MMUK’s Creation Care Officer, Marie Schlenker, at The King’s School