Teach the Future  England 

We're campaigning for Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi to implement 3 specific policy asks, which you can read about in our policy guide here.
We hope that these asks will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education.

Our English campaign has two parent organisations, the UK Student Climate Network and Students Organising for Sustainability UK.
You can get in touch with us at england@teachthefuture.uk.

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Meet the team

Aoife Mercedes

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own" - Audre Lorde

Bea Harrison

"“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”

Charlie Sweetman

Chloé Hawryluk

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace' - Jimi Hendrix

Eleanor AM

‘Now we’re going to do the most human thing of all: attempt something futile with a ton of unearned confidence and fail spectacularly!’ – Michael, ‘The Good Place’ 2×10

Grace Corn

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker

Grace Leung

'Someone else's success is not your failure' - Jim Parsons

Jamie Agombar

Groucho Marx. "Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?"

Jamie Burrell

Jodie Bailey-Ho

“if the kids are united then we'll never be divided”

Joe Brindle

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” J.R.R. Tolkien – LOTR: The Fellowship of The Rin

Josh Tregale

There is no right way to protest because that's what protest is. It can't be considered 'right' by the system that it's protesting. - Trevor Noah

Jude Daniel Smith

Every man is guilty of the good he did not do' - Voltaire

Karan Baishkiyar

"Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression" - Pythagoras

Karis Mcintyre

“The secret to doing anything is believing you can do it” - Bob Ross

Libi Dougan

"there comes a time when silence is betrayal"

Mary Glasby

Gandhi - 'be the change you wish to see in the world'

Mary Skuodas

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.” - Stephen Hawkin

Natasha Pavey

“For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” - Amanda Gorman

Quinn Runkle

Dr Martin Luther King Jr "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Scarlett Westbrook

"Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don't." -Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

Thiziri Boussaid

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. - Taylor Swift"

News in England

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Response to the DfE's draft Climate and Sustainability Strategy

Response to the DfE's draft Climate and Sustainability Strategy

Multiple Authors

December 2, 2021

At the start of November, the Department for Education announced their new draft strategy plan for climate and sustainability. While it touches on some of our asks, it falls short of what is needed in three key areas from our Teach the Future asks.

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ClimateCast: Climate in the classroom

ClimateCast: Climate in the classroom

Sky News

November 26, 2021

Climate change will inevitably big a huge part in our children's future, so how do we teach them about it, while still protecting their innocence? On this week's episode of Sky News ClimateCast, host Sarah Hewson is joined by Teach the Future campaigner Scarlett Westbrook, who tells us how she's on her way to changing the school education system to have climate change embedded into the curriculum.

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What the new student-written climate education bill actually means

What the new student-written climate education bill actually means

i-D, Vice

November 26, 2021

This week, the first-ever student-written education bill was presented to UK Parliament. The English Climate Emergency Education Bill was brought forward by 25-year-old Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East and youngest current member of Parliament. 17-year-old Scarlett Westbrook, a prominent youth climate activist and Teach the Future member, was one of the students involved in putting the bill together.

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Pupils present climate education bill

Pupils present climate education bill

The Ecologist

November 25, 2021

A new climate education bill has been called for matters relating to climate change and sustainability to be integrated throughout the curriculum in primary and secondary schools and included in vocational training courses.

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Make climate education mandatory in schools, Labour MP says

Make climate education mandatory in schools, Labour MP says

The Evening Standard

November 23, 2021

Nadia Whittome told MPs her bill to integrate climate change and sustainability into the curriculum would ‘prepare young people for the future'. She said that if the education system “isn’t preparing young people to help mitigate and deal with the impacts of climate change, then it is failing them”.

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‘First student-written’ bill calls for climate crisis to be taught across school curriculum

‘First student-written’ bill calls for climate crisis to be taught across school curriculum

The Independent

November 23, 2021

A bill calling for the climate crisis to be taught across the whole of the school curriculum is set to be tabled in parliament, with those involved saying it is the first-ever to be written by students.

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What's coming up in Parliament this week?

What's coming up in Parliament this week?

BBC News

November 19, 2021

On Tuesday 23rd, there's a ten-minute rule bill from Labour's Nadia Whittome 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 - a school pupil-led group - on climate education and the decarbonisation of the education sector.

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Westminster Debate Highlights!

Westminster Debate Highlights!

Eleanor Andrade May

November 6, 2021

Watch the video highlights of the Westminster Hall Debate on climate education

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We are living in a Climate Emergency - Latin won't help us!

We are living in a Climate Emergency - Latin won't help us!

Natasha Pavey

August 5, 2021

Earlier this week it was announced that Latin will be introduced at 40 state secondary schools in England. A £4m Department for Education scheme will initially be rolled out across 40 schools as part of a four year pilot programme for 11 to 16 year olds starting in September 2022. Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson said the subject is not ‘for the privileged few’ and has keen ambitions to end the subjects 'elitist' status.

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TTF England hosts a Batley and Spen hustings

TTF England hosts a Batley and Spen hustings

Bea Harrison

July 4, 2021

Summary of the success of our virtual hustings for the Batley and Spen by-election