AROUND 500 primary school students had climate change lessons delivered by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) staff in the lead up to COP26.

Six different schools have taken part in the sessions, which included activities, experiments and challenges.

Run by GCU's community engagement initiative, the Caledonian Club, the lessons raise awareness of climate change, help children understand the meaning of key terms linked to the environment and encourage pupils to ask questions about the climate crisis.

St Monica's (Milton) Primary was one of the participating institutions.

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Their year four and five students learned about the impact of food production, distribution and food waste in the COP26 STEM sessions.

Nathan Tagg, manager of the Caledonian Club, said: "The project has embraced the growing interest and excitement as world leaders prepare to descend upon Glasgow.

"The pupils are coming to the end of the project but we hope it's the beginning of their interest in the climate crisis."