The University of Reading is holding a Climate Education Summit on September 15th. It aims to attract young people, scientists, teachers, policy wonks and activists to create "a new, nationwide action plan for better climate education in schools and colleges".
I'm attending and was invited to submit questions for the distinguished panel of experts. My two inter-related questions were:
–1– Given [i] that the national curriculum already requires schools to help young people learn a limited range of facts and ideas about about climate, climate change and other environmental issues, and [ii] that the DfE consistently refuses to either require or encourage schools to do more than that specified by the curriculum, what is the best way to encourage and help all schools provide a more effective climate education for their students?