Calling all 15 to 18-year-olds — join our circular economy summer school!

February 23, 2021

Are you aged 15 to 18 and interested in global issues such as climate change and plastic pollution?

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has teamed up with Leadership in Global Change (LIGC) and Ryde School to run a summer school on the Isle of Wight, from 1st to 7th August 2021.

Join us to find out more about the circular economy — a new way to design, make, and use things that’s better for people and the planet. We will look at the role of the circular economy in tackling global challenges such as climate change, waste and pollution, and biodiversity loss.

In addition to workshops run by our circular economy experts, the United World College-accredited summer school includes day trips, social activities, and watersports. It’s a great opportunity to make new friends, experience the beauty of the historic Isle of Wight — a place that influenced the likes of Charles Darwin and John Keats — and learn about some of the cutting-edge ideas shaping our world today.

We need to harness the creativity and passion of the next generation to realise the full potential of the circular economy. The summer school is aimed at young people who want to learn more about the global challenges we face and how we can change things for the better.

It’s very exciting, it’s very new. We’re in a generation that’s changing, in a world that’s changing as well.

- Mathys Reiss, who attended a previous summer school and is now studying at the University of Exeter Business School

Accommodation will be provided at Ryde School and 24-hour pastoral care provided by the LIGC team. The summer school costs £1,600, which includes all meals and activities, with a limited number of bursary spaces available. Refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Capacity is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, and to apply, please visit the LIGC website.

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