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Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls

Carshalton High School for Girls is a highly successful school, judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as ‘Good’ in all categories.

On Climate Change...

We all know what climate change is and that it's bad for our planet.

But it's important to know what causes climate change and what we can do to help the environment.

Climate change is caused by many things such as generating power, deforestation, and farming.

Did you know that manufacturing a cotton t-shirt requires 3000 litres of water?! Every year huge areas of rainforests are cut down or burned. This is done for wood and to make room for farms. Greenhouse gases trap heat around the earth making it warm enough for plants and animals to survive, but when there are too many greenhouse gases it is bad for the environment. As the atmosphere warms up the ice on the north and south poles melts and this causes the sea levels to rise which can destroy houses near the coast. Smoke from factories and cars and burning rubbish are all types of pollution. Not only is this bad for the wildlife but it can also damage our lungs when we are exposed to too much pollution.

So how can we help?

  • Save electricity by using low energy light bulbs and by making sure you turn the lights off when you leave a room empty
  • Change your form of transport to taking the bus, cycling or walking. This will release less carbon dioxide and increase your fitness
  • Make sure you recycle cans, bottles, and paper and make sure you use the right bins
  • Reuse, Reduce, Recycle, Rethink, Repair, Refuse

Maryam, Year 10