Educating Young People about Climate Change
Climate change is the biggest issue facing future generations, it’s vital we understand the global impact. Our education programme provides fun, interactive ways to engage children while working towards UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our programme offers workshops, assemblies and special events.
January 2018 - December 2018
Charity information: Size of Wales
Deforestation and forest degradation are directly linked to climate change, a growing global threat due to it's impact on global ecosystems. Climate change affects the habitats of millions of species and communities across the world. The effects are greater felt in the developing world, but we all have a crucial part to play in alleviating the problem.
Recent developments have shown that climate change is still misunderstood. We are committed to raising awareness and providing quality education.
We deliver free interactive and fun assemblies, workshops and special events to schools.
By educating young people, we empower them to grow into globally responsible individuals, inspired to take positive action for the planet.
The education programme helps to address the following UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG) in particular: quality education, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action and life on land.
Teach pupils the importance of forests in stabilising the world's climate inspiring positive action
Activities» Deliver free assemblies and workshops to schools, bilingually where appropriate. Also, train and support teachers to enable pupils' continued learning
» Host special events with pupils from different schools to debate and work together on climate change issues and share their learning with each other.
» Provide a bank of interactive resources including science based activities to support workshops that can also be utilised by teachers subsequently.
» Offer a school twinning programme between local schools and those in our operative countries, for example, Uganda to exchange ideas and actions.
What success will look like
We will gather feedback from teachers and pupils on the level of their understanding and engagement post visit. We will also work with a number of schools to develop case studies.
Pupils’ knowledge of the causes and consequences of climate change will be increased and they will feel more confident in their ability to take positive action. Our programme offers opportunities to enhance literacy, numeracy and critical thinking skills.
Teachers’ knowledge and confidence in teaching issues around climate change will increase.
These are hard to measure in the short term, but will be evidenced by feedback from schools as well as inspection reports and Eco-Schools awards.
- Demand for assemblies and workshops is greater than our current budget can provide. We are tackling this risk by applying for funding to ensure we can continue to deliver our programme free of charge and to each school that enquires.
- Demand for workshops may decrease due to a drop in awareness/interest. We are tackling this risk by working with teacher networks and partners. We continually develop our programme to ensure it is fresh, relevant, interactive and engaging for all.
Donors to our education programme will receive our quarterly newsletter and our annual education report detailing successful activities and the impact on pupils. We also post regular updates on our website and social media channels.
Budget - Project Cost: £38,229Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £13,849 Education Coordinator Salary Management of programme, teacher training and organisation of special events £21,000 Delivery of workshops Outreach workers to deliver workshops and assemblies in 105 schools £2,000 Additional project costs Venue hire for special events and resources £1,380 Size of Wales administration Finance, publicity
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Welsh Governrment £13,849 Guaranteed
Our Education Programme currently focuses on schools in Wales however, we believe that the programme has the potential to be implemented across the UK.
We also offer a twinning programme between Welsh schools and schools in Uganda.
The beneficiaries of our programme are pupils, teachers and schools in both urban and rural, deprived and affluent, English and Welsh speaking areas of Wales. This will have a knock-on effect to the local communities and the local authorities as pupils take action against climate change, on a local and global level.
Climate change is one of the single biggest challenges facing future generations. Through our education programme we empower pupils to understand its causes and consequences and the ways in which they can reduce their impact. They develop lifelong skills in creative thinking, literacy and numeracy.
Furthermore, offering teacher training means we reach far more pupils than just those present on the day - ensuring Size of Wales’ Education Programme leaves a lasting legacy.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Janie is Size of Wales’ Education Coordinator and a trained teacher with a breadth of experience of teacher training and managing education projects
Nigel has been visiting schools with Size of Wales for 5 years. His background as a storyteller makes workshops lively, informative and fun
Becks is a trained teacher with a wealth of experience working in woodlands with children, is passionate about trees and fighting climate change
“If we continue to give these bright, engaged young people a voice and an opportunity to influence, it gives me hope that there is a better future for everyone in Wales and that we will be a nation that makes a positive contribution to global well-being.”