• Paul Browning

Thrive Eco Conference with the Lord Mayor of Hull


Our Thrive Eco Committees from Kelvin Hall, Newland School for Girls plus Oldfleet, Priory, Sidmouth, St. George’s & Stepney Primary Schools have met for our first Eco Conference of the new academic year. We were delighted to be joined by our Eco Committee friends from the Boulevard Academy.


We were honoured to be welcomed by the Lord Mayor, Councillor Christine Randall to Hull’s Guild Hall. Adam Fowler, the Senior Decarbonisation Management Officer (Transport) was our host for the afternoon and we are indebted to him for a thoroughly interesting and stimulating afternoon.


The Lord Mayor showed us around her Chambers, giving a detailed explanation of the history of these rooms and the important artefacts in the display cabinets. She then led us into the main Council Chamber. The Lord Mayor told us how the council operates but also highlighted the Eco and Climate Change work that the council are involved in. It is an area that Councillor Randall is passionate about and this certainly shone through. It was wonderful that the Lord Mayor could spend so much time with us. It was clear that she cares deeply about the importance of our young people being involved in their Eco Work.


Next, we had a presentation from Martin Budd, the Climate Change Manager at Hull City Council, who gave us a presentation of the Eco Prorities that the Council are working on. Our Eco Reps then worked in groups to consider ways we might reduce carbon emissions at Council and School level.


The afternoon concluded with a look at the Lord Mayor's electric car. The Beadle showed us around the car.


It was a brilliant conference. Our profound thanks go to the Lord Mayor, Adam, Martin, the Lord Mayor's Beadle and the staff at the Guild Hall.