Teach the Future  Scotland 

We're campaigning for Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills John Swinney to implement 4 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.

Our Scottish campaign has two parent organisations, Fridays For Future Scotland and National Union of Students Scotland.
You can get in contact with us at scotland@teachthefuture.uk.
You can follow us on Instagram here.

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Meet the team

Anna Brown

“If You Can Just Shift The Power In Your Direction By Being Bold Enough, Then It Won’t Be Like This Forever.”

Aoife Mercedes

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own" - Audre Lorde

Erin Fowler

"The future of the planet concerns all of us, and all of us should do what we can to protect it." - Wangari Maathai

Esther Silverton

“The very powerful and the very stupid have one thing in common. They don’t alter their views to fit the facts, they alter the facts to fit their views.” – The Fourth Doctor, The Face of Evil (1977)

Hannah Mackay

To the world we dream about, and the one we live in now" -Hadestown

Katie Napier

“When life gives you lemons you just gotta try make lemonade”

Kyle Downie

“What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do.” –Bob Dylan

Lily Henderson

"Hope is a powerful weapon, and (one) no one power on earth can deprive you of" - Nelson Mandela

Sonya Peres

"From the very beginning of the world, the other species were a lifeboat for the people. Now, we must be theirs." - Robin Wall Kimmerer

Tess Corcoran

"you are somebody's something, but you are also your you." - John Green

News in Scotland

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The Climate Hot Seat

The Climate Hot Seat

Anna Brown

February 24, 2021

‘The Climate Hot Seat’ has been organised by young people aged 13-32 representing seven youth organisations in Scotland. The event is specifically for young people to hold Scotland’s party leaders accountable for their climate action and to give other young people valuable information in advance of casting their vote. In the invitation to party leaders, the group said:

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The Challenges We Face

The Challenges We Face

Sonya Peres and Tess Corcoran

February 11, 2021

We often broadcast all things positive about our campaign, which is great, and it’s amazing that there are lots of good updates, and that we’re making so much progress! However, it’s important to also talk about the challenges we face, so that people can better understand our campaign. 

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The Future Speaks

The Future Speaks

Charlie Sweetman

February 4, 2021

In the lead up to the UN COP26 Climate Conference being hosted in Glasgow, the Teach the Future Scotland team has partnered with a newly-emerging teachers collection, called Sustainability Partnerships. They are working together to host a series of eight climate hustings across every electoral region in the Scottish Parliament, with the aim of providing an open forum for young people to constructively engage with elected representatives, candidates and advisors from an intersection of the political spectrum.

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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

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Open Letter to John Swinney

Open Letter to John Swinney

Anna Brown

December 20, 2020

Teach the Future Scotland are sending an open letter to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills - John Swinney MSP - in response to the Scottish Government's recent announcement of plans to construct twenty-two new schools across the country and retrofit three existing schools.

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Climate change education from a students perspective

Climate change education from a students perspective

Lily Henderson

December 9, 2020

After 11 years following the Scottish education system, I have now reached S5 and should have learned all about the severity of the climate crisis in school, but I have not.

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Engagement with Scottish Liberal Democrats

Engagement with Scottish Liberal Democrats

Tess Corcoran

December 6, 2020

You may remember that back in August members of the Teach the Future Scotland attended a meeting with Willie Rennie, leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats and Beatrice Wishart, education spokesperson for the Scottish Liberal democrats. In this meeting, we discussed the asks of our campaign and our experiences of the educational system. Well, we now have an update!

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Meeting John Swinney and Liam Cahill

Meeting John Swinney and Liam Cahill

Anna Brown

September 9, 2020

Six of our climate education advocates went to a call with John Swinney and Liam Cahill (responsible for Learning for Sustainability policy) where they discussed the aims of the Teach the Future campaign, its progress thus far as well as how we think the devolved government can best support systemic reform - with the much needed societal shift in accordance with climate justice.

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Our Meeting with the Third Generation Project

Our Meeting with the Third Generation Project

Anna Brown

September 4, 2020

The Third Generation Projects’ communications coordinator Annabelle Von Molte contacted us on Monday 10th August after hearing about us through another project.

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Meeting with Willie Rennie and Beatrice Wishart

Meeting with Willie Rennie and Beatrice Wishart

Tess Corcoran

September 1, 2020

On Monday the 24th August, 5 climate education advocates from Teach the Future Scotland had a meeting with Willie Rennie - the Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats - and Beatrice Wishart - the Scottish Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Education - as well as 2 Liberal Democrat staff members.