Lion and Club

COP26 Legacy and Climate Activism

This digital session will begin with a discussion around the COP26: outcomes, successes and failures. We will then consider our own role in climate change and how we might make a difference through engaging in activism. We’ll use David Livingstone’s passionate campaign against the East African Slave Trade as a springboard from which to explore global citizenship and our personal responsibility to the planet.

The workshop ends with a zine-making activity; we will introduce the class to zines as a means of activism and provide you with the tools you need to make your own zines on the climate crisis and COP26.

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand better the outcomes of the COP26 and how this relates to Scotland and the wider world.
  • Feel empowered to act against climate crisis and have the tools to do so, through creative expression.

Curriculum Links

  • SOC 3-08a I can identify the possible consequences of an environmental issue and make informed suggestions about ways to manage the impact.
  • SCN 3-05b I can explain some of the processes which contribute to climate change and discuss the possible impact of atmospheric change on the survival of living things.
  • SCN 3-20b Through research and discussion, I have contributed to evaluations of media items with regard to scientific content and ethical implications.

Our workshops are developed and delivered by staff who are certified Carbon Literate.

Duration: 45 minutes.

Costs: £60 per session.


These sessions can be adapted for different age groups to those listed and can also be delivered as virtual visits.

To book your workshop please complete our online Booking Request Form.

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Any questions regarding this workshop please e-mail

Also see Workshops section for more information.

Certified Carbon Literate

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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