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COVID, COP26 and Urban Schools

Environment Themed Children reading at school wearing face masks

What’s on offer?

A panel debate and Q&A lasting 90 minutes

What’s it about?

Examining the role of schools in urban communities

This live online panel discussion explores what role schools should play in their urban communities. How have schools supported families and communities – beyond online learning – during COVID? And what are the lessons for how schools can contribute to wider goals, such as a cleaner and greener environment? The session will look at activities at different schools in Sheffield, London and Buenos Aires through discussion with two school leaders and a community representative. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A with the online audience.

This event is accompanied by an online showcase documenting the role of Arbourthorne Community Primary School in Sheffield before and during the ongoing pandemic.

Who’s leading the event?

Professor Beth Perry (Urban Institute), Dr Miguel Kanai (Department of Geography), Dr Alison Buxton (School of Education) and Dr Lee Crookes (Urban Studies and Planning)

Open to


Event Booking details

Please visit our festival page for updates on our full programme and booking details.

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