29th November 2021

10 Minutes – Labour MP Nadia Whittome (Nottingham East) introduced a ten-minute rule bill into the Commons last Tuesday to require climate change and sustainability to become key content across the school curriculum, integrated into every subject.  The bill is the culmination of her work with Teach the Future on climate education and the decarbonisation of the…

Stop motion animation – forward thinking with ‘Change the Story’

Hannah Brennan Year 4/5 Teacher at Greenacres Primary School, Shropshire & Carolyn Drever English and Outdoor Learning specialist ……………………………………. Change the Story is an Erasmus+ project with partners in Turkey, Hungary, Italy, Austria and the UK. ‘Change the Story empowers pupils to create the future they want: to explore how climate change impacts their lives…

November 22nd 2021

Youth Engagement Panel – The House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee – a cross party group of Members of the House of Lords appointed to consider the environment and climate change – is offering schools and colleges the opportunity to work with the committee and advise on the issues the Committee should look at and the…

Our President reflects on NAEE

Justin Dillon, Professor of Science and Environmental Education at the University of Exeter, has been President of NAEE for the past four years and has been enthusiastically nominated by the Trustee Board and those involved in the day-today running of the Association to continue as President for a further four year period. The Board asked…

COP 26 Education news: Fri Nov 12th

Our final contribution to our two-week focus on COP26 comes from Mirran Trimble at Froglife who has written a number of posts for us about the COP.  Here it is:  On Monday 1st November Froglife and the British Dragonfly Society joined forces at COP26 to deliver an Exhibition Stand all about ponds. After all of the build-up before the…

COP26 Education News Thu Nov 11th

This week, we are once again publishing an educational news item (or two) related to COP 26 every day. Please read on … Thursday Nov 11th The Global Environmental Education Partnership (GEEP) is launching the GEEP Africa Hub at #COP26 today with guest speakers from Taiwan, the United States, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Botswana, Mauritius,…

November 8th 2021

Climate Education 1 – The DfE launched its new Sustainability & Climate Change strategy last Friday at COP26.  You can read it here.  The strategy will apply to the Department’s arms-length bodies; the education and children’s services systems in England (Early Years, Schools, Further Education, Higher Education and Children’s Social Care).  Its focus is on environmental sustainability.  DfE says that it…

Fifty Years On

“We must have a curriculum role, or we have nothing.” NAEE is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year to mark its foundation in September 1971.  The background to this was the growth throughout the 1960s of an interest in what quickly became known as “the environment”.  The most significant educational aspect of this was the 1965 Keele conference…