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Exciting new approach to climate education being developed in Sheffield schools

Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire (SCESY) was set up in the summer of 2019 to organise schools’ conferences in the South Yorkshire region around the central theme of the climate emergency. 

One of the concerns highlighted by studies and surveys was that the curriculum, particularly in the secondary school sector, needed reforming to properly reflect the climate emergency.

SCESY set out to promote the education of school students about the climate emergency, and encourage schools to include climate education in all areas of the curriculum.

To do this, they have formed a partnership with Learn Sheffield and DECSY to provide climate change education for teachers, school leaders and school governors.

The aim is that all teachers will be confident to teach about the climate and nature emergencies by 2030.

You can find all of the training currently on offer here: https://www.learnsheffield.co.uk/Programmes-and-training/climate-emergency

You can also hear Clive Belgeonne, who is developing and teaching this exciting whole school approach in Sheffield, explain the ideas and lead a discussion on schools’ climate change education at Sheffield Hallam University on 19th July. For more details, click here.