We're campaigning for Education Secretary Gillian Keegan 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.
"“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”
"Nature: a place where birds fly around uncooked"- Oscar Wilde
‘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
‘Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet’ 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”
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
"All I know is that I’m here. And I’m alive. And I’m not alone." - Solitaire, Alice Oseman
Phoebe L. Hanson
"Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where your heart is and where your heart is, is where your treasure lies" from the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
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"
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.
The education system consistently caters for the upper classes by ignoring the issues that predominantly affect working class students. We need an education that prepares us for our futures, and is inclusive and supportive of everyone.
Climate change may not seem as imperative and challenging to those who are fortunate not have felt it's adverse affects yet. World hunger is already a major humanitarian crisis; and will only be exasperated by climate change.
Toxic waste. Industrial liquid sludge. These are not words we want to associate with schools. However, the stark reality is, there are schools where there is toxic waste, hazardous materials, and unknown waste lying underneath their very floors.