Starting on Monday 9November, the Youth Climate Summit is completely free and happening entirely online on the Transform Our World teacher resource hub. It will see UK schools unite to learn and make pledges for the planet, during the week when world leaders should have been meeting for the COP26 summit in Glasgow. Running across five themed days:
- Primary and secondary schools all over the UK can choose from over 150 free online sessions, as well as inspiration sessions, fun at-home activities and evening film viewings. There are inspiring green careers talks with representatives from Tesco, LEGO and WWF-UK, as well as Teacher CPD.
- Schools will be making pledges every day throughout the summit, with one of the main Summit calls to action for schools to join the Let's Go Zero campaign, which unites schools working to become zero carbon by 2030 and calls for government backing for zero-carbon schools.
- The Summit will close on Friday 13th November when young people will summarise and present the pledges made during the week to an expert panel, which includes UK High Level Climate Action Champion, Nigel Topping, Science communicator and broadcaster Dr Emily Grossman, Senior Vice President of the National Education Union (NEU), Daniel Kebede and Mya Rose-Craig aka Bird girl, ornithologist and campaigner.
Schools can book sessions now at: www.transform-our-world.org/youth-climate-summit-2020/whats-on
First published 28 September 2020