Climate Week


Climate Week

Britain’s Biggest Climate Change Campaign

4 to 10 March 2013


Do you have an event or activity planned for Climate Week 2013? Register now at By registering your event, you can help build a social movement for change, encourage others in your area to run their own event, and profile the fantastic work that you are doing. All registered events appear on our online map, so this is your chance to shine 

Backed by the Prime Minister, Paul McCartney, the NAHT and the Met office to name a few, Climate Week is a supercharged national campaign to inspire a new wave of action on climate change. It culminates in thousands of events and activities, planned by organisations from every sector of society. During the last Climate Week, over 3,000 events were attended by half a million people across the UK for the second successive year. 

 No event planned yet? You can register now for the Climate Week Challenge, Britain’s biggest environmental competition. The Challenge is open to all ages, can be done on any day during Climate Week and it is completely free to take part. Over 130,000 people participated in 2012 in a challenge to come up with an idea to green a local space and make it more environmentally friendly. The entries were judged by a celebrity panel and the winners went on to take part in workshops organized by industry and business leaders.


Whatever you do, don’t forget to tell us about it! You can help to build a movement for change by sharing your Climate Week activities at 

To find out more about Climate Week go to, email or telephone on 020 3397 2601.

Undergraduate study in the USA

Global Citizenship – S5 pupil opportunity 

The Sutton Trust is now inviting applications for places on its US programme, a week-long summer school which gives state school participants a taste of what undergraduate study in the USA can offer.

sutton trust usa programme booklet


Nick Morgan

Education Scotland








‘Developing Global Citizens’ at SLF 2011 The Scottish…

‘Developing Global Citizens’ at SLF 2011

The Scottish Learning Festival takes place at the SECC in Glasgow on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2011.
Online registration is now open. Sign up and select the seminars you’d like to attend.

This free event for teachers and education professionals offers many opportunities to find out more about how schools and teachers can embed Global Citizenship within their practice. You can

  • Attend presentations and seminars by active practitioners
  • Meet the ‘Developing Global Citizens’ team members and teachers in the Global Village area of the exhibition for advice and resources
  • Visit the exhibition stands of a range of organisations with material and expertise

Here are some of the sessions which incorporate Global Citizenship themes:

Weds 21st

Literacy through Technology in an International context

Forest Pitch: an arts project to develop global citizenship

Democracy and Global Citizenship in a changing world

Leadership of global citizenship

Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games – building the legacy for learning

What can we learn from other countries about Assessment for CFE?

Climate Change: truth, controversy and evidence

Developing Global Citizens in the Early Years

Renewable Energy Education – Western Isles and Glasgow

Thurs 22nd

Climate Change and Forests

Developing Global Citizens – a rich context for learning

Advancing the Curriculum for Excellence through Rights Respecting Schools

Interdisciplinary learning and careers management through the topic of Renewables

Excellence in LGBT Equality education

Supporting the development of EAL through participation in Comenius

School open day – Lawthorn Primary School North…

School open day – Lawthorn Primary School, North Ayrshire

Main focus: Sustainable Development Education.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011, 9.30 am – 2.45 pm

The highly successful programme of Developing Global Citizens study visits to schools around the country continues with Lawthorn Primary School, winner of the Best Sustainable School Award 2010.

Participants will have the opportunity to find out for themselves how the school’s systematic approach to global citizenship education acts as a key driver for enriched learning across the whole curriculum and discover how this has transformed the attitudes of pupils and the wider community.

The visit will allow practitioners to find out about:

• implementing a highly effective carbon reduction scheme using the LTS online ‘global footprint calculator’ administered by pupils
• utilising green spaces surrounding the school as ‘outdoor classrooms’
• building strong partnerships with parents and a wide range of local community groups and businesses.
• planting trees and growing food in the school allotment
• the impact of active and vibrant pupil- led ‘eco’ steering groups which drive many initiatives and campaigns. This includes sustainable school travel, waste minimisation and support for wider sustainability education programmes

For more information see: Lawthorn Primary School open day programme Or visit our LTS Sustainable Development Education Glow group.

How to book places for this event are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, please email: or if you have any queries please phone 0141 282 5172.

This event is free of charge.

Global Citizenship exploring perceptions stereotypes and images Using…

Global Citizenship: exploring perceptions, stereotypes and images

Using Malawi as a context, this glow meet will explore Global Citizenship through an interactive CPD session for primary teachers. We will reflect on what it means to be a Global Citizen in the 21st century and think about how Education for Global Citizenship can help young people to meet the challenges now and in the future of our interdependent world.

Drawing on materials and activities from a new Scotdec resource pack Failte Malawi, teachers will also have the opportunity to think about how images can be used to challenge our perceptions of places and to consider how we can measure the impact of this learning on children’s attitudes.

Failte Malawi has been written in recognition of the number of schools in Scotland which have a connection with, or interest in Malawi. It uses Malawi as a context for learning about rights, exploring Global Citizenship and to challenge perceptions and stereotypes of the world beyond the everyday experience of most pupils and teachers in Scotland. The resource has been designed to support the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence, and exemplify its principles and aims. Activities have been devised for primary schools at both level 1 and 2. The resource covers four topics: water, food and farming, homes, and toys.

Although focussed on one country, this professional development opportunity is relevant to primary schools exploring links and learning about other cultures regardless of where they are in the world.

Schools will be able sign up from tomorrow, June 9th, through the following link: