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…

July 12th 2021

Don’t Mention the Climate – In January 2021, the government published the Skills for Jobs White Paper, with a clear focus on the pivotal role that further and technical education has in helping people get skills for good jobs now and in the future. The Government followed this up by publishing the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill whose Committee Stage will involves…

July 5th 2021

A July 7th Deadline for COP26 Activity – Global Action Plan / Transform Our World is sharing a set of slides (here) about its Pupil Poster Roadshow and opportunities at COP26 (inside the Green Zone) for secondary students. Anyone interested should complete this form. . A July 8th Deadline for that Big Conversation – A reminder…

June 28th 2021

The Ministry of Eco Education – A partnership of teachers, supported by the Green Britain Foundation, has been formed to create ‘the education we need now’. Working with teachers and children, the group has co-created a curriculum which places sustainability at the heart of education. The curriculum brings together the best resources already out there, into one cohesive and…

June 21st 2021

Second Reading – The Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill will have its second reading in the House of Lords on July 16th. This aims to “make provision in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment.” You can track its progress here. At second reading, the member responsible for the Bill…

June 14th 2021

Peers for the Planet – Lord Knight of Weymouth has introduced an Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill into the House of Lords. This aims to “make provision in the national curriculum regarding sustainable citizenship and protection of the environment.” You can track its progress here. Lord Knight came 6th in the ballot for private…