Education Business 27.03

Education Business 27.03

Making education planet-friendly

The Department for Education has launched its Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy, which includes plans to improve the teaching of climate issues and the natural world, take action to reduce emissions from education buildings, as well as improve biodiversity on school land.

The government recognises that the education of future generations will be crucial to securing the health of the planet. It will therefore introduce a new Natural History qualification by 2025, which will teach environmental and sustainability issues, and has pledged greater support for teaching climate change at all levels.

The strategy also outlines plans to reduce direct and indirect emissions from education buildings, as well as make the education estate resilient to the effects of climate change.

This issue of Education Business delves into the DfE’s climate strategy, on page 25, while on page 19, Angela Howarth from the Energy Saving Trust shares tips on how to become more energy efficient amid rising energy prices and environmental concerns.

Elsewhere, Victoria Temple from the National Centre for Computing Education explains how schools can ‘grow’ their own computing talent by getting teachers of other subjects to do bursary-funded computing training.

Angela Pisanu, editor