The Climate Schools Programme is a brand-new pilot programme for schools, all about helping students explore solutions to tackling climate change and discover how engineers, engineering and technology are a key part of this.
Through this programme, we want to provide teachers from state funded secondary schools with the resources, knowledge, and confidence to address this modern issue, stimulate debate and interest, and communicate a solutions-focused message of “we can do this!”. The resources will show some of the work that engineers and technologists are already doing work to tackle climate change, helping to reduce young people’s anxiety around this issue. Through taking part, students will develop skills such as teamwork, problem solving and communication – all vital to future employability.
The Climate Schools Programme has been developed together with industry and will be piloted from January to July 2024, during which it will be tested and developed together with schools and teachers.
The resources are clearly aligned across the curriculum, covering the subjects of science, geography and English, as well as supporting teachers to improve their knowledge and teaching practice of this area. There are also Climate Action theme packs available that support existing extra-curricular clubs or new Climate Action Clubs, and encourage students to develop their own engineering and tech solutions to climate change in their school.