This course shares an overview of the environmental problems most affecting children and looks at how human impacts on the environment affect the basic rights of children. There is an intimate link between the physical environments that children and youth occupy and the quality of their lives. Their housing, the water that they drink, the air they breathe, the traffic on their streets, and the quality of their schools and neighborhoods all have impacts on their health, happiness and long term development. In many ways, and for a number of reasons, these effects are more pronounced or different for children than they are for adults. The significance of these environmental influences on girls and boys tends to be poorly understood. In summary, this course takes a rights based approach to the environment and identifies the key environmental issues facing the planet and connects these issues with specific rights of children based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
-Convene environmental knowledge, awareness and inspire positive action within the school community -Strengthen teachers' and children’s sense of civic responsibility and their sense of global citizenship - Link environmental issues with the basic rights of children and empower students to make positive changes and develop a greater sense of respect for the environment and a path to a more sustainable future.
This course will strengthen school teachers’ capacity to integrate key local and global environmental issues in their teaching and create greater awareness and understanding of how these issues are linked to children's rights. Teachers will develop skills to incorporate the global dimension into their teaching and be able to provide a global perspective in the way children see the environment around them and how it is all inter-linked and affected by us all.
KS2 and KS3
English, Science, Geography, Citizenship, PSHE
Curriculum development; Teaching and learning; Development of whole school ethos; Pupil leadership; Helping schools work with the wider commuity; Pupil behaviour and values; This course can be tailored to the content focus the school specifies
Mixed format, Workshop, Talk or lecture
Peter Milne, Founder/Director of Target4Green Educational Consultancy and Training
I am available for further in-school support. This includes a full day programme of assemblies, workshops, waste, water and energy assessment and teacher training based around Global Citizenship, the post Paris climate agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, and which can be tailored to each school's specific needs. More information at: www.target4green.comContact provider Booking only available to GLP members. Login