This page is for useful resources for local schools and colleges. If you know of something we’ve missed, or if you find a link that doesn’t work, please email the editors at contact@ecochi.org.uk.

Here are a great set of resources collected for Climate Learning week in 2020, but useful at any time of year. A compilation of resources, links, links within links and catering for different levels within the post 14/16 sector.

Thoughtbox Education have lesson plans for ages 5-18. The lessons are jam-packed, and could usefully be spread over a longer time period than indicated. “We are offering lesson plans and resources for every school aged child from 5-18 years old with a curriculum and schemes of work designed to be used across the whole school timetable”.

Wateraid have some good films and other resources around water stress.

Children in Permaculture has great ideas for outdoor learning, as well as direct permaculture learning. Oh, and a free downloadable book.

Sussex Greener Living offers assemblies, lessons and workshops for schools on fast fashion, plastics and renewable energy, all with a climate change aspect.

South Down National Park Learning Zone has links to other education providers as well as info about sessions that they run themselves.

Chichester Harbour run wonderful sessions both at the harbour and in schools. Visit their Learning Zone here.

Tuppenny Barn run an amazing range of on-site workshops for all ages – see more here.

The Final Straw Solent do school visits on the topic of plastic and there’s a downloadable resource pack too.

Climate change resources from WWF here.

We have been asked about school strikes, whether young adults must be released to attend and what a school can do as an alternative, to raise awareness. We’ve found the following links helpful: if you have other ways in which your school has highlighted the climate emergency, whether or not it involved a climate strike, please let us know through contact@ecochi.org.uk.

 

Mums for Lungs is a group campaigning against pollution around schools.

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 course available to all UK Schools on the topic of climate change, which now requires schools to sign up and put forward a teacher for training at a cost of £300. 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, and the organisation has much wider ambitions.

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.

University and College Union online resources for teaching

 

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