Students from the three winning schools of the EU Art competition; Prince of Wales, Peninsular and Huntingdon Secondary Schools on Friday 17th October, called on the Government of Sierra Leone to enact robust environmental laws to prevent the country from experiencing the severe impacts of climate change. The students made this call during a Walk and Talk event with the EU Ambassador, Tom Vens. The event was the climax of the EU Climate Diplomacy Weeks which started from 24th September to 6th October 2019, on the theme: The Role of Youth in Building a Sustainable Society.
The purpose of the event was to create a platform for students interaction with the EU Ambassador and also for students to speak on the negative activities of the environment as captured in their artworks. Observing the mudslide area from Leicester Peak, Augustine B. Allieu from the Peninsular School notes that lack of strong environmental laws is the main reason for environmental degradation in Sierra Leone.