This is a sustainable goal that many of our children are concerned about and want to actively do things both at home and at school to make a difference which is wonderful. Our school council work very closely with the leaders in the school to shape how the pupils at Morley Victoria will make a difference at school, at home and in their community. It is also a hot topic on the agenda at out Cluster Council Meetings which involves all schools in Morley and in council events that involve school council representatives from all over Leeds. As a school we have a moral obligation to our young people to educate them about climate change and support them in their ideas about making our world a more sustainable place.
There are 4 principles:
- Involve staff and pupils
- Communicate with home
- Make sustainability sustainable
- Apply pressure from the bottom up
We need to look at:
- Ways to decarbonise
- The mental health and wellbeing of our young people
- The curriculum – recognising climate strikes and climate change learning weeks/days
- Our resilience to extreme weather
- Staff training
Over the next year we are looking at ways to teach climate change and develop ways to make our school more sustainable with the help of our children. See below the planned curriculum that we are going to use as a basis for our teaching and learning.