This page is for reports of events and initiatives in local schools and colleges, as well as useful resources. If you have something you’d like adding, please email the editors at contact@ecochi.org.uk.

We would also like to set up a group of teachers and educators who would like to share what they are doing in their schools/ colleges. So far there are two of us! If you’d like to be involved with this, please email at contact@ecochi.org.uk.

Some marvellous community art in response to the climate crisis, from Horsham, Chichester, and places between, including Jessie Younghusband School Year 6. Carrie Cort of Sussex Green Living gives free assemblies and lessons with an environmental theme – recommended.

Learning through Landscapes  –  resources including lesson plans, training and help with design.

You may have read about the launch of the UN CC:Learn accredited Climate Change Teacher Training Course, created by Harwood Education and One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership (UNITAR/UN CC:Learn).  This is a free accredited course available to all UK Schools on the topic of climate change. The online training for teachers in primary and secondary schools has been designed to equip educators with the knowledge and confidence to deliver lessons on the topic of climate change to their class.

Click here for a link to the Eco Schools website.  Eco-Schools  empowers children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award.  Eco-Schools develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.

Chichester College Environmental Policy

Chichester College has an environmental policy which aims to educate and inspire it’s students and teachers to work and live in a sustainable fashion with zero waste. Colin Hunwick, who is a teacher at Chichester College and is responsible for implementing the environmental policy, has been working tirelessly to target 3 main areas. Estates and facilities, teachers as role models and the student union. Colin is introducing curiosity in the classroom to raise awareness with the students about how global warming will impact their future and ways they can make a difference.Colin is hoping that the college will declare a climate emergency and implement changes to reduce waste and work in a sustainable fashion.

Youth Strike4Climate,  21st June – Worthing Town Hall, Worthing   –   Hosted by Worthing Climate Action

Town Hall, Chapel Road

BN11 1HA Worthing, West Sussex

On the 21st June, students and young people will strike from school, or simply protest in their holiday period, to demand action on the climate catastrophe. We are waking up to a reality where we can no longer choose to ignore this issue: we must stand up and fight for our future or face an uninhabitable planet.
Please join us. All young people and supporters welcome!

Youth Protest meeting with Councillor Louise Goldsmith 24.5.19

Children from Ditcham Park School, Bishop Luffa School, Funtington School, Chichester Free School and Chichester High School met with Councillor Louise Goldsmith to discuss their concerns about the environment.

Jeremy Hunt challenged by primary school children on climate change

Chichester Observer article here

The article is a bit disjointed, but the JYS children had challenging climate related questions for him. We are planning to follow up on some of his answers too.