Press  

To coordinate interviews or comments, please contact our Press Officer Anna Brown at anna@teachthefuture.uk or 07702499169.

We have an amazing team of trained spokespeople ready for interviews.

Press Releases

If you want to be added to Teach the Future's Press Release mailing list please email us at hello@teachthefuture.uk

Press Release
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

New research shows nearly three quarters of teachers haven’t received enough training on climate change

New research shows nearly three quarters of teachers haven’t received enough training on climate change

Joe Brindle

March 16, 2021

Research by Teach the Future has revealed that 70% of UK teachers have not received adequate training to educate students on climate change, its implications for the environment and societies around the world, and how these implications can be addressed.

Past Press

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Children to be taught Scotland's 'historic complicity' in slave trade in Green proposals

Children to be taught Scotland's 'historic complicity' in slave trade in Green proposals

Conor Matchett

April 6, 2021

The campaign in Scotland said: “We believe that climate action and thus climate education policy must be at the forefront of the election as the education system is currently not preparing students and pupils for the challenges we face now and in the future nor is it empowering students to fight for climate justice. Therefore, it is essential that climate education is embedded through the curriculum and this starts with the inclusion of our asks in party manifestos. We thank the Scottish Green Party for taking this important step.”

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Most British teachers say they lack training on climate change - poll

Most British teachers say they lack training on climate change - poll

Reuters

March 16, 2021

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly three quarters of British teachers say they have not had enough training to educate students about climate change, the implications of global warming and how best to confront them, a poll showed on Tuesday.

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Climate change: 70% of UK teachers say they have not been properly trained to teach about crisis

Climate change: 70% of UK teachers say they have not been properly trained to teach about crisis

iNews

March 16, 2021

Teach the Future, a campaign formed by secondary school students who went on strike against climate change in 2019, want the topic to be taught across the curriculum.

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Climate change is not being taught properly at school, survey finds

Climate change is not being taught properly at school, survey finds

Wales Online

March 16, 2021

Most teachers have not been given enough training to do it, campaigners say

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

7 in 10 teachers feel unable to teach pupils about climate crisis

7 in 10 teachers feel unable to teach pupils about climate crisis

The Big Issue

March 16, 2021

Young campaigners called for the climate crisis to be covered across the whole curriculum to prepare kids for their futures

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition - Last Week to Apply

Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition - Last Week to Apply

Joshua Tregale

February 23, 2021

I am delighted to have been appointed by the UK COP26 Presidency to be the UK Youth Representative on the Government of Italy's Youth4Climate Advisory Committee. I will help support the planning for the Youth4Climate2021: Driving Ambition event, which is being held in Milan from the 28th – 30th September 2021.

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Climate change education: The young campaigners fighting for lessons to tackle ecological crisis

Climate change education: The young campaigners fighting for lessons to tackle ecological crisis

Cheryl Peebles

December 28, 2020

Climate change education in Scotland’s classrooms is vital to equip younger generations with skills to combat the crisis

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

Science, not emotion, must be at the heart of teaching climate change in schools

Science, not emotion, must be at the heart of teaching climate change in schools

The Telegraph

December 23, 2020

According to Joe Brindle, campaign coordinator at Teach the Future, this is more than good sense: it is vital. “If we want to transition to net zero, then we need a generation of students – and then workers – who understand the problems we are facing and can contribute to the solutions,” he says. According to the campaign’s research, however, “just 4 per cent of pupils feel that they know a lot about climate change, while 75 per cent of teachers feel that they haven’t received adequate training to be able to educate students about the subject.”

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

How young people are tackling the climate crisis and five ways to help them

How young people are tackling the climate crisis and five ways to help them

Positive News

November 16, 2020

Both bills were organised by the Teach the Future campaign, which wants the education system to have a greater focus on the climate emergency.

External
Engand
Scotland
Wales
UK

"'We deserve to be taught about it': why students want climate crisis classes"

"'We deserve to be taught about it': why students want climate crisis classes"

The Guardian

September 27, 2020

In five years’ time, every student at Sheffield University – whether they study maths, music or drama – will also need to get to grips with sustainability.