Zero Carbon Schools helps pupils in years 4 to 8 learn about and respond to the climate crisis. It is cross-curricular with links to science, geography, maths and English.

As a result of the programme, pupils will:

  • Learn more about climate change and feel empowered to take action in their school community
  • Develop leadership, communication, problem solving and teamwork skills
  • Calculate an estimate of their school’s carbon emissions
  • Lead meaningful projects to reduce the school’s carbon footprint

We know that pupils and teachers want to see climate change more widely taught and discussed in school. Designed by teachers, the Zero Carbon Schools remote programme contains a comprehensive set of session plans, activities and support to make it happen. 

The Zero Carbon Schools programme is being run in 43 schools this academic year. We are now looking for schools to sign up to run the programme next academic year starting in October. With 45 minutes a week for one or two classes or groups, the programme will help to embed climate education into the curriculum and the culture of your school.

This is the defining issue of our time. By adopting a whole school, student-led approach, your school can show leadership in the face of the climate emergency. If you share our vision of an education system that is more relevant to young people, we want to hear from you!

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    What happens next?

    After providing your details, our programme manager, Beth, will be in touch with an information document that has a link to a school agreement which you will need to complete to secure your place.

    We secured funding so that the programme was free to schools this year, and are currently looking for funding to grow and expand it and to keep it free for schools to join.