Triumph for the KATS Team!

It’s awards season at Newcastle University and members of the KATS team have been recognised for their achievements!

On the 27th April, our very own KATS curator, Professor Pauline Dixon, was awarded Supervisor of the Year at Newcastle University’s Education awards. Pauline was recognised for her outstanding efforts to supporting and guiding postgraduate research students. Pauline is passionate about sustainable development and has years of experience conducting groundbreaking research with children all around the world. She created the KATS project and has played an integral role in making it grow into a global success.

This week Elle Young, the KATS Lead, was shortlisted in the Early Career Researcher category at Newcastle University’s Engagement & Place awards for her role in delivering the KATS project to children in the UK, Barbados and India. Elle also won Worker of the Year at the university’s Celebrating Success awards for her going above and beyond in her role in delivering climate change education to young people all over the globe.

We are certainly very proud of the KATS team for their achievements, well done!

KATS Lead Shortlisted for Newcastle University’s Engagement & Place Awards

Exciting news! The KATS Project Lead – Elle Young – has been shortlisted in the award category of ‘Early Career Researcher’ at Newcastle University’s Engagement & Place Awards for her involvement in the KATS project. Well done Elle!

Take a look at the KATS nomination below:

KATS: India video now LIVE

We are excited to share the latest video by Flooded Cellar that documents the recent KATS project that was delivered in Delhi back in February 2023.

Working with Newcastle University’s Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub and the Janya Collective, the team delivered exciting educational sessions to children from two communities (Nizamuddin Basti and Jagdamba Camp) and Shiv Nadar School. The sessions focussed around exploring the environmental issues impacting their communities and identifying how they can protect themselves and others from the harsh impacts of climate change.

We can’t wait to see the gradual international expansion of KATS and how the project continues to harness the creativity of young people to inspire positive global change. The team are continuing to work with the Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub and their partners to expand the KATS project in Delhi and create lasting change.

What is KATS?

Wondering what the Kids Action Thru Science (KATS) project is all about?

Take a look at Flooded Cellar’s recent video that captures a snapshot of how KATS inspires generations of young learners to become climate changemakers.