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Write to your candidates

Let your MP candidates know that you are demanding reform to the education system. Write a letter of your own, or use our template below.

Tips

  • Find out who your candidates are

  • Make it personal & make it stand out

  • Be persistent - keep on writing if your candidate doesn't properly respond

  • Include a question eg "do you think the education system is doing enough to teach about the climate crisis?"

  • Be passionate, but be polite

Please forward your candidate's response to hello@teachthefuture.uk

General Letter Template

[SUBJECT] Climate emergency education 

 

Dear [MP NAME]

 

I am writing to you as a constituent of [YOUR CONSTITUENCY] to ask you to support reform to our education system so young people are taught about the urgency, severity and scientific basis of the climate crisis.​

 

We know that the climate crisis is an unbelievably huge threat and that young people and future generations are going to be impacted by the consequences throughout their lives. It is our duty to prepare them for this through education, giving the understanding they need to not only limit climate change, but also deal with the effects of climate change they will have to face. 



 

I am joining the UK Student Climate Network and Students Organising for Sustainability in asking that the next government will Teach the Future.

 

This campaign has been created by students, for students, because they understand the importance of education and the role it should play in helping us defeat the climate crisis. They have already been on strike, missing school because of the government’s lack of climate action and the education system’s failure to teach about the ecological crisis and climate emergency.

 

68% of students want to learn more about the environment and climate change, but 75% of teachers feel they haven’t received adequate training to teach them. If young people learn about the climate emergency and ecological crisis we can prevent the mistakes of the past and change the course of history. Climate change should be treated as a learning entitlement.

We call for:

  1. A government commissioned review into how the whole of the English education system is preparing students for the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

  2. Inclusion of the climate emergency and ecological crisis in teaching standards.

  3. An English Climate Emergency Education Act.

  4. A national climate emergency youth voice grant fund.

  5. A Youth Climate Endowment Fund.

  6. All new state-funded educational buildings should be net-zero from 2020; all existing by 2030.

 

I ask that you hear our pleas, parliament has declared a climate emergency and now it is time to act on that. If you are elected, will you support this campaign?.

 

You can read more about our campaign at: http://teachthefuture.uk 

 

I look forward to hearing back from you.

 

Sincerely,

[NAME]

[EMAIL]

[POSTCODE]

[ADDRESS]

Student Letter Template

[SUBJECT] Climate emergency education 

 

Dear [MP NAME]

 

I am writing to you as a constituent of [YOUR CONSTITUENCY] and student at [SCHOOL] to ask you to support reform to our education system so young people like myself are taught about the urgency, severity and scientific basis of the climate crisis.​

 

We know that the climate crisis is an unbelievably huge threat and that my generation and future generations are going to be impacted by the consequences throughout our lives. It is your duty to prepare us for this through education, giving the understanding we need to not only limit climate change, but also deal with the effects of climate change we will have to face. 


 

I am joining the UK Student Climate Network and Students Organising for Sustainability in asking that the next government will Teach the Future.

 

This campaign has been created by students, for students, because we understand the importance of education and the role it should play in helping us defeat the climate crisis. We have already been on strike, missing school because of the government’s lack of climate action and the education system’s failure to teach about the ecological crisis and climate emergency.

 

68% of students want to learn more about the environment and climate change, but 75% of our teachers feel they haven’t received adequate training to teach them. If young people learn about the climate emergency and ecological crisis we can prevent the mistakes of the past and change the course of history. Climate change should be treated as a learning entitlement.

We call for:

  1. A government commissioned review into how the whole of the English education system is preparing students for the climate emergency and ecological crisis.

  2. Inclusion of the climate emergency and ecological crisis in teaching standards.

  3. An English Climate Emergency Education Act.

  4. A national climate emergency youth voice grant fund.

  5. A Youth Climate Endowment Fund.

  6. All new state-funded educational buildings should be net-zero from 2020; all existing by 2030.

 

I ask that you hear our pleas, parliament has declared a climate emergency and now it is time to act on that. If you are elected, will you support this campaign?.

 

You can read more about our campaign at: http://teachthefuture.uk 

 

I look forward to hearing back from you.

 

Sincerely,

[NAME]

[EMAIL]

[POSTCODE]

[ADDRESS]