Climate Change: Where Does Our Fruit Come From?
As we recognize how dependent we are on food from across the world amid the Covid-19 pandemic, it raises the question of how the UK could become more self-sufficient. For example, today the UK is only 31% self-sufficient in apples, yet we have the capacity to grow and store our own all year round. Also, as more fuel is used in transporting goods from across the world, the climate emergency also raises the issue of food miles.
Climate Change: Pupil Voice, Digital Democracy and Global Citizenship
Digital Democracy can be a great way of ensuring the voices of all children and young people in a school are heard. Sue Lyle and Peter Anderson report on how the digital platform, VocalEyes can be used to support Pupil Voice and lead to serious action for change in schools and community.
Climate Change: Aesthetic Understanding In The Foundation Phase/Stage
Unless we care about the planet and feel an emotional connection to the natural world, we are unlikely to feel passionate about protecting it. This connection needs to be developed from the first day of school. Here Sue Lyle shares a range of activities that can be built into the school day for Nursery and Foundation Stage/Phase to develop aesthetic understanding.
Declaring a Climate Crisis at Woodbridge High School, Redbridge
Across the UK awareness around climate change is growing and following recent school strikes and demonstrations some of our schools have declared a climate emergency and began to examine what they can do about the scale of crisis we face. In this piece we learn how one London secondary school has responded.