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Climate Change: Teaching Aids

Volume 498: debated on Thursday 29 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what materials his Department provides to schools on the subject of the environment and climate change. (295759)

The Department's primary resource to support teaching about the environment and climate change is the Sustainable Schools website:

The website offers a wide variety of informative and engaging materials to aid schools in their teaching of sustainability issues within the curriculum, including the environment and climate change.

The Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency has also published “Sustainable development in action: A curriculum planning guide for schools” which includes cross-curriculum dimensions, reflecting some of the major ideas and challenges facing society.

In addition, through the Growing Schools programme, the Department has funded the Renewable World website:

This is an innovative resource which allows pupils to explore the use of renewable and non-renewable materials in the past, present and future. This helps them understand that many of our cheap, oil-based products come at a high environmental cost, and to explore more sustainable options for the future.