In your school

Take action: In your school

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Schools can play a crucial role in the fight against climate change, and there are lots of free resources, support and programmes to help teachers explore the issue with pupils:


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The Northamptonshire Waste Partnership offers free workshops and assemblies to schools in Northamptonshire based on the 3Rs of Waste: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

This includes composting, food waste being turned into energy, the impact of landfill, and litter. Each session features a look at the local authority collection scheme.

They can see a class, a year group, the whole school or specific groups like an eco-council. They are flexible and happy to work with each schools requirements.

Find out more on the Northamptonshire Waste Partnership website

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Eco-Schools is a global programme which aims to empower children to drive change and improve their environmental awareness through a Seven-Step framework in order to achieve the international Eco-Schools Green Flag award.

Eco-Schools develops pupils’ skills, raises environmental awareness, improves the school environment and creates financial savings for schools as well as a whole host of other benefits.

Schools can work on a range of topics to help give the programme even more structure including marine, biodiversity, energy, litter, global citizenship, healthy living, school grounds, transport, waste and water.

Find out more on the Eco-Schools website


WWF has put together a range of free classroom resources, presentations and information sheets that have been designed for both primary and secondary schools. 

There are climate-themed lesson plans, information sheets, posters, presentations and more curriculum linked resources for the classroom, to help  pupils explore the issues of climate change in an engaging and motivating way.

Find out more on the WWF website