Education Working Group

Our aim is to educate, empower and motivate schools, young people and adults to learn about and act on climate change, climate justice and our relationship with the natural world. However, due to various reasons we are currently not very active. We hope this will change later in the year.

There is a useful guide to speaking to your children about climate change here.

We want to see Leicester City Council do the following:

  • Organise a city-wide, council led ‘Climate Change’ week to encourage schools to focus on climate change at least once per school year.
  • Every school has a minimum of 1 teacher qualified to lead on climate change education. Larger schools with more than one intake per year would need more than one trained teacher and in larger schools it will be important for the teacher to be a member of the senior leadership team.
  • Produce “How to talk to your child about climate change” leaflets and send these out to all parents with school aged children.
  • All schools to have a clearly indicated and stocked ‘Climate Change and Climate Justice’ section in their libraries to support and develop the education of young people in schools.
  • Endorse the local Climate Strike Leicester group in the following ways:
  1. Issue a statement supporting the strikes and acknowledging that they are safe and well organised.
  2. Create a reporting structure/absence code that will allow schools to report how many young people have taken strike action.
  3. Provide examples of schools that have been able to participate in and support Climate Strike Leicester through school trips, poster making projects and other similar initiatives, thereby helping other schools to learn from these examples.