We're campaigning for Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills Shirley-Anne Somerville 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 email@example.com.
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"Nothing about us without us - social justice motto"
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King Jr.
To the world we dream about, and the one we live in now" -Hadestown
Madeleine Anne Rose Brown
"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
"From the very beginning of the world, the other species were a lifeboat for the people. Now, we must be theirs." - Robin Wall Kimmerer
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.
Climate change education in Scotland’s classrooms is vital to equip younger generations with skills to combat the crisis
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
On June 25th Katie Napier, Tess Corcoran and I sent a letter to Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney calling for a green recovery for education as part of our campaign launch.