A Letter from the Future – Bromsgrove School

09 Apr 2021

Bromsgrove School Year 12 student, Elena Lopez Hemsing has made a thought-provoking video to encourage others to think more carefully about looking after the planet. Elena made the video after attending a digital storytelling workshop run by a University of Oxford PhD student, the video and online discussions by the group he recruited made up part of his research about how schools in the UK react to the climate crisis and school age youngsters feel about climate change.

Elena says, “’A Letter to Myself’ is essentially a letter from the future, warning of the damage and destruction that will be caused to the planet if we don’t now do something about it in the present. It is important to spread awareness and be more eco-friendly because we are deteriorating our planet every second. The effects of climate change can already be seen in many areas of the world, such as Kenya, where droughts already lead to climate refugees, and in Australia, where there are significant floods as well as fires. This can also be seen locally too – locations around the River Seven have seen significant flooding, which further increase throughout the years because of climate change”.

Elena’s video will now be used within Bromsgrove School, working with pupils in Years 8 and 9 so that they learn more and engage with climate change and the consequences that it has and will have.

To watch Elena’s video: https://youtu.be/KeZCYrpARb8