October 25th 2021

In the Green Zone – Tickets are now available to book to attend Green Zone events at COP26.  They are free of charge, open to the public and you can book up to 6 tickets at a time and over 3 days.  You can see the full programme here.  It includes: 12th November – ‘Glasgow meets New Orleans, Africa and the World: Climate Change…

October 18th 2021

Schools and Climate Change – The Battle of Ideas Festival held a session on schools and climate change on Sunday October 10th. The organisers asked: “Was it right for so many schools to accept climate strikes as legitimate, perhaps even encouraging pupils to take part? Why have young people today responded to the threat of climate change in…

October 11th 2021

Climate Change Playlists – The Educational Recordings Agency has published a number of climate change playlists ahead of COP26. These comprise brief videos taken from TV programmes that explore climate change issues. NAEE has contributed an introduction to the impacts of climate change section for key states 3/4.  . Mind the Gap – As part of the launch of Global Action…

October 4th 2021

Learners Stakeholder Council – The FED is looking for up to 20 people aged 16-25, who are either current learners or have recently left education within England, to join the FED Learners Council in 2021-2022. It is also looking for up to two current learners aged 25 or over who are in full-time or part-time…

September 27th 2021

Climate Science Course – The UK’s nationally determined contribution statement – NDC – that has been submitted in advance of COP26 has an Education and Skills section. The first paragraph says this: – The UK Government is strengthening awareness and building consensus in tackling climate change through various education initiatives at all stages of life, including: a new…

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…