The UN Climate Change Teacher Academy, being trialled in UK schools, has enabled King’s Ely Junior’s head of geography to become one of the first climate change teachers. Independent Education Today reports.
Alan Parkinson, who will also become the junior vice president of the Geographical Association in September, will now deliver climate change lessons to all of his pupils at his Cambridgeshire day and boarding school.
Parkinson said:“Climate records are being shattered almost monthly, and students need to be aware of their own part in the causes, and the solutions. Young people like Greta Thunberg have recognised the risk and started to galvanise public opinion.”
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