Friends of the Earth Launches New Climate Resource for Schools
The resource, designed for use with young people between the ages
of 11 and 13, contains easy to use information on climate change
and how we can tackle it through a focus on electricity, transport
and heating. It is also packed with activities designed to bring
the issue to life in the classroom including a green PR campaign
to sell the idea of energy efficiency to other young people,
designing an energy efficient house or exploring different sources
of renewable energy.
The Shout About Climate S olutions resource is linked to the
National Curriculum in the areas of science, CDT, maths, geography
and citizenship. It will also help schools and teachers who are
being asked by Government to measure and cut their energy use and
involve young people in creating policies and actions that will
help reduce emissions.
Friends of the Earth's education coordinator, Vicki Felgate, said:
"The Shout A bout C limate S olutions resource offers teachers
and youth workers easy to use information on climate change as
well as ideas and resources which will help them encourage young
people to think about the solutions and their role in tackling it
- in their homes and their schools."
Teachers are also encouraged to register for the `Shout About
Climate Solutions' Activity Week which takes place from 6 - 10
November 2006. Last year over 1,800 schools and youth groups
across the country took part in a nation wide week of activity to
raise awareness and encourage action on climate change.
Teachers and youth workers can find out more and register for the
`Shout About Climate Solutions' Week of Action and a FREE resource
pack at www.foe.co.uk/learning/educators.