Every month, Education Scotland produce a bulletin for learning for sustainability in schools across Scotland. You can subscribe – for free – to receive the bulletin by clicking on this link.
Here are some resource updates:
1. YouthxchangeTool Kit
Through youthxchange, UNEP and UNESCO try to show young people that it is possible for all of us to translate our aspirations for a better world into everyday actions. The YXC tool kit has been designed to assist youth groups, NGOs and teachers to raise awareness of sustainable consumption and empower youth to put theory into practice.
2. Oxfam Water Week
Oxfam Water Week provides opportunities for young people to learn and think critically about water issues, before taking informed and meaningful action. Water Week 2016 will be launching in April, and you can download your Planning Guide now. It can be held at any time of year, but many schools find that the summer term works well.
3. Sustainable Development Goals Resources
From 2016, all 193 UN member states will commit to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that will guide policy and funding for the next 15 years. Together these nations have made a historic pledge to end global poverty, everywhere, permanently. The British Council website has lots of facts, figures and resources to help you get more involved with the facilitation of the SDG’s in schools and communities.
4. The Good School Playground Guide
This guide explores the links between school grounds and children’s health, wellbeing and learning and offers practical advice on how to develop the best school playgrounds. It’s written for everyone who has an interest in how schools can provide the best school playground, that supports learning and a health-promoting environment for children and young people. You can download a copy via this link
5. Play Trees in School Project Resources
A recent project in collaboration with Forestry Commission Scotland, to deliver online advice and resources for schools to find sources of green and natural timber, as well as how to best manage learning, play and management of play trees and large logs in school grounds. You can find all the resources and online map of suppliers here.
6. Growing Community Pack
This pack has been produced to help Scottish communities explore new places and more ways to grow their own food. Use the big ‘Our Growing Community’ poster to find growing places in your area, then use the pack to find out what types of community growing would work best in each place – from familiar allotments and community gardens to edible borders in park flower beds, street orchards and roof gardens.