September 20th 2021

Change at the Top – Both the Secretary of State (Gavin Williamson) and the Minister of State for School Standards (Nick Gibb) have gone from the DfE in last weeks reshuffle to be replaced by Nadhim Zahawi and Robin Walker. It is too soon to say whether these significant changes will make a difference to…

September 13th 2021

Young Reporters – The winners of the 2021 Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) International Competition have now been decided by the International Jury. Over 454,000 students participated in the programme, and produced over 19,000 pieces of environmental journalism for national YRE competitions. More detailhere. . Youth Zoo – The Chester Zoo Youth Board is hosting…

September 6th 2021

Zero Carbon Schools – The Green Schools Project has announced the next stage of its Zero Carbon Schools Programme that will be available from September. The programme is fully funded and will provide 50 schools with an educational opportunity to involve pupils in the school’s journey towards zero carbon emissions. The programme includes plans and resources for a series of 30…

August 30th 2021

Action through Learning – From 16-18 November, Learning for Sustainability Scotland (LfSS) will be hosting the 12th Global RCE Conference. LfSS is part of an international network of UNU-recognised Regional Centres of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development and this prestigious virtual event will bring together 180 similar Centres from across 62 countries. The Conference…

August 23rd 2021

Climate, Emotions and Curriculum – A new 60-minute secondary school climate / sustainability INSET video sets out to provide a brief overview of the key issues and why all school staff need to take action. Follow-up resources are listed. The video is here. It covers Climate Science (with AimHi), Emotions (with Thoughtbox), School Operations (with Let’s Go Zero), Curriculum (with the NEU), Partnerships…

August 16th 2021

6th IPCC Report – Last Monday, the latest report on the physical science of climate change was published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This gave world leaders the most up-to-date information about climate change to inform their policies and decisions around COP26.  It is the outcome of a five-year review by more…

August 9th 2021

Flagging Up Green – The Eco-Schools Programme is changing. The Bronze and Silver Awards will no longer be available, application will be on-line with no assessor visits for 2021/22, and green flags will now have to be renewed annually. More details here. . Minecraft – The Sustrans Education & Young People webinar on August 24th…

August 2nd 2021

Happy New Year – Welcome to our first news round up of 2021 / 22. This is the year when NAEE celebrates its 50th anniversary, along with our siblings in North America and Australia. There will be many opportunities through the year to mark this achievement, including a photo competition, a new Wikipedia page, a…

July 26th 2021

Maisy Summer – The BERA Research Commission, whose purpose is to co-create with teachers and young people from across the UK, a manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability has held nine workshops receiving contributions from over 200 people resulting in the production of a Manifesto, illustrated by Maisy Summer. This will be launched at an…

July 19th 2021

Introducing the Knight Bill – Click here to watch the introduction to the House of Lords second reading debate on Lord Jim Knight’s Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill. The debate starts at 1344 and you can use the slider on the screen to move to that point. A key point in Knight’s introduction was…