Take your first step towards becoming a zero carbon school
8 July | 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
The session will enable teachers to explore how they can help their school to take its first steps towards becoming a zero carbon school. There are many activities and projects that can take place in a school to reduce its carbon emissions, and these provide huge learning opportunities for pupils if they are involved. This session will allow teachers to explore the kinds of activities that can take place and how they can involve pupils.Activity 1 – Discussion about the climate crisis and particularly the feelings that it provokes amongst participants.Activity 2 – Exploration of the different projects that a school can carry out to reduce its carbon emissions. For example – installing solar panels, reducing the amount of meat on the menu, encouraging walking and cycling to school. Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss what their schools have already done, and what they could do more. We will also look into how pupils can be involved in leading and supporting these projects.Activity 3 – Exploration of how climate change and the steps that the school is taking to reduce its carbon emissions can be brought into lessons in all curriculum areas. Teachers will have the opportunity to discuss existing links to climate change and the natural world to their curriculum and how they could include more. The session will work best with a screen to display and can accommodate as many people as can fit into the space.