Great ideas for teaching about climate and COP26

The Great Big Green Week 18-26 Sept is a national festival to celebrate what people around the country are doing to protect nature, tackle waste and take action on climate in the lead up to COP26, the vital talks on climate in November.

Lots of groups around the Havant area are already planning events. Could you do the same? We know schools are doing exciting things already, but maybe you could do something special in that week, share what you are doing with us or invite parents to see what is being done. There are lots of useful links on oneworldweek.org/young-people then download the resources for teaching about climate change.

We are trying to build our local week around a Green Heart theme and there are some ideas here:

There are also special packs being produced and although it is not complete yet, you can download it now on https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/twinkl-partnerships/cop26

The government has also produced a guide to ideas for schools around COP 26 on her website. https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/schools-pack-resources/

Another great source of ideas is Global Dimension which links to loads of different groups including thse focusing on poorer countries (which of course are worst hit by the changing climate) and has produced some really good films.

We also plan to collect cards to send to world leaders at the important climate talks in Glasgow in November. Maybe your students could do drawings and write what they would like to see the politicians doing?  We can collect these up to the end of the Green Week.

These can be either just a message or a picture plus a message about what they would like world leaders to do. These too can be left at the Plaza or brought to the Meridian Centre during the week but contact havclimate@gmail.com   for other options.

Please get in touch – tell us what you are doing. havclimate@changesquared

We’ve done a crowd-funder and distributed this great book by Neal Layton to all the primary schools, so do look out for it. Thanks to the Hayling Bookshop for getting them for us at a discount.

And here is a video of Canon Tom Kennar from St Faith’s reading the book. for Bosmere Primary School. You’re welcome to use this with your students – the author has said he’s happy.

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