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.
"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own" - Audre Lorde
"“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace' - Jimi Hendrix
‘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
"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker
'Someone else's success is not your failure' - Jim Parsons
Groucho Marx. "Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?"
“if the kids are united then we'll never be divided”
“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
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
"Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression" - Pythagoras
“The secret to doing anything is believing you can do it” - Bob Ross
"there comes a time when silence is betrayal"
Gandhi - 'be the change you wish to see in the world'
“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
“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
Dr Martin Luther King Jr "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
"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
"No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. - Taylor Swift"
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.