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Response to the DfE's draft Climate and Sustainability Strategy

Response to the DfE's draft Climate and Sustainability Strategy

Multiple Authors

December 2, 2021

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.

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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.

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ClimateCast: Climate in the classroom

ClimateCast: Climate in the classroom

Sky News

November 26, 2021

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.

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What the new student-written climate education bill actually means

What the new student-written climate education bill actually means

i-D, Vice

November 26, 2021

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.

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Pupils present climate education bill

Pupils present climate education bill

The Ecologist

November 25, 2021

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.

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Make climate education mandatory in schools, Labour MP says

Make climate education mandatory in schools, Labour MP says

The Evening Standard

November 23, 2021

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”.

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‘First student-written’ bill calls for climate crisis to be taught across school curriculum

‘First student-written’ bill calls for climate crisis to be taught across school curriculum

The Independent

November 23, 2021

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.

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What's coming up in Parliament this week?

What's coming up in Parliament this week?

BBC News

November 19, 2021

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.

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Students gather to demand climate education reform

Students gather to demand climate education reform

Ben Smoke

August 12, 2021

Following the IPCC report issuing its most severe warning on climate yet, students from across the country came together outside the Department of Education to demand urgent action over a curriculum which is failing to address the current crisis.

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Pupils Survey: Schools and Sustainability

Pupils Survey: Schools and Sustainability

SOS-UK

July 15, 2021

Since 2010, we've researched the expectations and experiences of students in higher education in relation to sustainability, and in 2016 we extended the research to also gather the views of students in further education. We've been working with Green Schools Project to survey students in primary and secondary schools as well to capture experiences of learning and sustainability at all levels of education.

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Calling education ministers to step up for people and planet

Calling education ministers to step up for people and planet

Meg Baker

June 21, 2021

We are facing a climate and ecological emergency which requires immediate action if we are to avoid catastrophic impacts from human induced climate change. To address this urgent need, the whole of society needs to come together and realise their roles as a individuals and as a collective. This is why we are calling on theG20 Education Ministers' meeting to make this a top priority.

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Making Schools Safe Spaces for LGBT Teachers

Making Schools Safe Spaces for LGBT Teachers

JBrouse

June 6, 2021

Although the Thatcher government’s Section 28 has been off the statute books since 2003, many places in the UK are still opposed to LGBT representation in the classroom. In fact, even though the UK ranked 9th in a list of Europe’s most LGBT-friendly countries, there were 3,000 sexual orientation hate crimes recorded last year in London alone.