We're campaigning for Education Secretary Gillian Keegan and the Department for Education to implement our 4 specific policy asks:
You can read our full asks on our policy documents page. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘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
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
“The secret to doing anything is believing you can do it” - Bob Ross
“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"
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.
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.
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.
Watch the video highlights of the Westminster Hall Debate on climate education
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.
Summary of the success of our virtual hustings for the Batley and Spen by-election
How the arts can help make climate activism more accessible.
On the week commencing the 12th of April Teach the Future ran a week of action. Did you see our volunteers around the country? Or our projections onto parliament?