How does Young Climate Warriors work at School?
Young Climate Warriors is about helping children learn and understand more about climate change, as well as empowering and engaging them to respond to climate change.
Resources include 'understanding climate change' slides, and video clips, as well as weekly topic resources aligned with the weekly challenge. Young Climate Warriors Challenges are simple, age-appropriate and fun. Aware that teachers are extremely busy a weekly 'Schools pack' is provided - this relates specifically to 'This Week's Challenge' and can be used to facilitate discussions with the class, eco-team or school council or for assembly presentations and parental newsletter communications.
The challenges are designed to be informative as well as fun!
Click here to register for your Young Climate Warriors school pack.
Young Climate Warriors is a great way to carry on conversations begun in class at home. Each weekly topic and challenge provides information, provokes questions and offers optional actions. Young Climate Warriors challenges are for children to undertake at home, so their parent / carer will need to be involved, however support and encouragement by teachers and pupil led eco-council teams will make a big difference.
All ‘suggested challenges’ must be undertaken with the supervision and at the discretion of a responsible adult.
Over 70 schools are now receiving our weekly 'schools pack', sharing the Young Climate Warriors initiative with their pupils.
Children can choose to be part of a big Young Climate Warriors team undertaking challenges to combat climate change. If we all undertake the same actions in the same week, and then click the ‘HIT THE RED BUTTON' on the website - then Young Climate Warriors can make their voices heard, to count alongside their actions.
IDEAS FOR USE IN SCHOOLS
Understanding about climate change
Hold a Climate Change assembly (downloadable slides below)
Watch some of the 'understanding climate change' video clips (available below)
Ask pupils to find recent articles about climate change (some recent articles can be found on our 'in the news' page)
Try our 'Kahoot!' climate change quiz (link below)
Weekly topics and challenge
Teachers can register to receive our weekly 'schools pack' that supports each week's topic and challenge.
Encourage children to visit the Young Climate Warriors website and subscribe - enabling them to receive the weekly blog topic and challenge by email.
Consider how to galvanise the whole school to learn more about climate change - a weekly mention in assembly?
Consider how to involve parents in the pupils learning about climate change. The weekly challenges could be posted in the school newsletter
Engage with the eco-council and / or school council about suggested ways forward
Understanding climate change for children
If you have any ideas of particularly successful ways of engaging your pupils and are happy to share them with us, we can pass those suggestions onto other schools. We'd love to hear from you!
Links related to weekly topics and challenges