Cornwall College Student Writes a book on Climate Change

Cornwall College Student Writes a book on Climate Change


MAY 2016



Cornwall College student Mia Holmes has written and illustrated her own book, the book is called ‘A dogs view on climate change!’ It took Mia nearly a year to complete and she hopes that it could be published professionally this year.

Mia who lives near St Austell, attends Cornwall College Camborne and studies on a Foundation Learning Course. Mia has autism and a real passion for helping to save our world from the devastation that humans are having on climate change. 

Team Lead for Foundation Learning, Ruth Dixcee said; “Mia’s book is a fantastic achievement, it took her ten months to write. It has provided a way for her to demonstrate her considerable literacy and artistic talents and it has been a real boost to her self-confidence” 

On writing her book, Mia said; “When I was 15 I was doing my GCSE Environmental Science at Pencalenick and I was worrying about passing my exam so I decided to write a book to prove to myself and everyone else that I can do it.

 “One part of the story comes from a story that my Science teacher Mr Oak told us and some of the ideas came from my studying Environmental Science”

The book is written through the eyes of William the dog, who experiences climate change first hand through his adventures travelling the world and visiting different countries such as China, Canada and Africa.

Mia added; “I enjoyed writing this book so much that I would definitely write another one if I can come up with some more ideas, I’m keen to take the story on from where I left it. My ambition for this year would be to get the book properly published’

On the back of the book Mia gives a warning; ‘if you cry when watching or reading a sad book or film, this book may make you cry as the author almost did whilst writing some parts of it!’


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Notes to Editors:

  • Cornwall College is part of The Cornwall College Group, which incorporates Duchy College, Falmouth Marine School and Bicton College and is one of the largest FE and He providers in the South West. 
  • Cornwall College is recognised as one of the best catering colleges in the UK, with Centre of Excellence status in 3 disciplines, accredited by People First.
  • Winner of regional world skills championships in hair and beauty, construction, carpentry and roofing.
  • Winner of consecutive City and Guild medals for furniture making. 
Cornwall College Student Writes a book on Climate Change