Great ideas for teaching about climate and the environment.

We’re hoping lots of schools will want to get involved with the Havant Borough Big Green Wee 24/9 to 2/10.

You can find loads of ideas from the Climate Coalition here.

Another excellent 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.

The Eco-schools movement is growing and you might like to find out more. They offer a simple, seven-step framework that guides, empowers and motivates pupils to drive change and improve environmental awareness in their school, local community and beyond.

After completing the seven step process, schools can then apply for Eco-Schools Green Flag accreditation, which recognises, rewards and celebrates the environmental achievements of young people.

They are promoting the the Let’s Go Zero award system for schools

Portsmouth Music Hub have a wonderful collection of songs. You could try the sea level hornpipe or thre Recycling Rumba!. Words and videos all free to use. Go to their Songsource Songbooks and follow the link to One World

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust are keen to see more local community groups and give out awards each year, St Alban’s Primary got one in 2021

The Great Big Green Week 24 Sept to 2 Oct is a national festival to celebrate what people around the country are doing to protect nature, tackle waste and take action on climate.

Last year lots of schools and other local groups got involved. 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.

What we’d like lots of schools to do is to take part in our art competition so that we can disaplay images aroound the Borough durng the week.

This was at the Spring Arts centre in 2021

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

Last year we did a crowd-funder and distributed this great book by Neal Layton to all the primary schools. Thanks to the Hayling Bookshop for getting them for us at a discount.

This year, we want to get this book, by the same author out to all the primary schools.

You could help us with funding this. A £5 donation would buy one for a local school

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

Teach the Future is a campaign to get more environmental education into schools. They argue that students need to be taught about the climate emergency and ecological crisis: how they are caused, what we can do to mitigate them and what our future lives and jobs are going to look like due to them. ​

Here are some useful links, thanks to Julie Newman of St Alban’s School:

Grounds For Nature BioBlitz (G4N)

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

A free award scheme to help schools on their gardening journey.

Hoverfly Lagoons

A project for UKS2 upwards.

X-Polli:Nation https://xpollination.org

Free resources and support for schools interested in developing learning about pollinating insects. The survey https://xpollination.org/record/ is open to all and we encourage everyone to set aside space for pollinators and make it a #PolliPromise: https://xpollination.org/pollipromise/

Young Tree Champions

Ideas to encourage schools to speak up and take action for trees and nature.

Warblington School have sent us these great pledges These are aimed at students. There are others for staff

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