This topic is about working with the community
Being a Sustainable School means working closely with your local community. A large number of communities across the UK have started their own movements to transition away from fossil fuels. Others have developed their own economic systems based on a local currency, such as the Brixton pound or Bristol pound. These topics can be introduced into the classroom as part of your pupils’ citizenship studies. You might also want to look at how you can engage with local community projects.
Resource examples for Primary:
Resource examples for Secondary:
How does this link to Education for Sustainable Development pedagogies?
Watch this short clip on participatory learning for more information on how to embed learning for sustainability into your teaching practice.
Many of our members offer support for educators through training, school visits, in-school support, speakers, funding or CPD. The ones most closely related to this topic are:
- Devon County Council
- Forest of Dean, Transition Education Group
- Leicester City Council
- London Borough of Camden
- Norfolk County Council
- North London Waste Authority
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