Sunday, 8 April 2007
Welsh, Scottish Schools Lead World with Al Gore's Green Oscar Film
Al Gore's film won the Oscar for best documentary in February
Former US vice president Al Gore's climate change film will be sent to all Welsh secondary schools and colleges, says the Welsh assembly government. Environment Minister Carwyn Jones said An Inconvenient Truth, which won the best documentary Oscar, would be a "valuable resource".
It looks at the scientific evidence for the causes and likely impacts of global warming. A package of education materials will be issued along with the DVD.
The move is part of the Welsh Assembly Government's drive to raise awareness of the impacts of climate change and will cost £5,000. It follows a similar idea for Scottish schools.