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.
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.
Global warming will not be addressed without attending to the buildings that house human beings.
Biodiversity describes all the genes, species and populations of plants, animals, fungi, bacteria and other organisms in any given area.
Active travel could bring health benefits through increasing physical activity and reducing air pollution
Each of the six case studies written for the ‘Dragon’s Den’ challenge need the same introduction to set the scene for their research.
Young people are worried about the climate emergency; many are suffering from eco-anxiety and teachers are often not sure how to respond.
The purpose of the activity is for students to discover how the land of the UK is used today and what changes need to be made if we are to become carbon zero.
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.
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.
The stories we tell ourselves about the natural world influence how we interact with and use it. Stories are a great way to discuss attitudes and vales and think about how they shape our behaviour.
Ecology is perhaps the most important of the sciences to teach our young people.
Sue Lyle brings you the curriculum planning tool for the Climate Change Special Edition of Creative Teaching & Learning!