Making climate change come alive
WWW is passionate about helping young people to understand about climate change. We support teachers with all the resources they need to make climate change and it’s related topics as fun and engaging as possible in the classroom and beyond.
WWW links directly with explorers and scientists who have first hand experience of the Arctic and other places experiencing climate change. Most of our teaching resources use first hand information and data from these experts, enabling us to produce truly unique and inspiring materials for use in schools.
Here teachers can sign in to access curriculum linked resources and other materials to support teaching in the classroom.
It contains six weeks of lesson plans plus all the accompanying resources needed to make teaching about climate change, the Arctic and sustainability fun and memorable for all pupils!
How we work with schools
We inspire – school visits: WWW enables children to hear directly from those who have witnessed climate change first hand. Our fantastic volunteers who have either travelled to the Arctic or are experts in climate change, visit schools to tell children about their adventures and experiences.
We engage – whole day events: Our Arctic themed events for individual or groups of schools allow children to get interactive with climate change through dance, drama, music, and even cookery. Each event is attended by an Arctic explorer, bringing their personal stories and a lot of adventure!
We support learning – assemblies and teaching resources: In partnership with teachers and education experts, we develop education materials that teach about climate change, sustainable living and the Arctic regions in a way that is fun and creative while meeting curriculum requirements. Teachers have used the resources for topics such as Explorers & Adventurers, Cold Environments, Splendid Skies, the Poles and many more! We also offer CPD workshops and KS2-3 Transition days.
We connect – creating global links: We link children in the UK to children in the Arctic or to people who have been there. We connect schools that share a passion for creative learning and positive local and global impact. And we join individuals and schools to millions of others who share the desire to help our fragile world through our partnerships, such as The Climate Coalition.
Take a look at our SCHOOLS LEAFLET to find out how WWW can support your school.
EVENTS FOR SCHOOLS
Calling all Key Stage 1 and 2 Coordinators, Geography/Humanities Subject Leads, Teachers, NQTs and trainee teachers!
Do you teach the topic ‘invaders/explorers’?
Would you like to meet/link up with a real-life explorer or scientist?
How might you teach about cold environments in a more cross-curricular way?
Are you keen to increase pupils’ awareness of the rising temperatures and shrinking ice within the Arctic, firm evidence that global warming is really happening?
If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’ and you missed previous events, then why not come along to a Wicked Weather Watch CPD workshop?
The workshops aim to:
- ‘unpick’ National Curriculum Geography at Key Stages 1 and 2 and how teaching about climate change and sustainability fits in;
- showcase the WWW scheme of work and accompanying resources, including many cross-curricular links;
- provide the opportunity to network with teachers from other schools to share best practice;
- provide invaluable web-links and free resources, plus time to explore these and ask questions/seek advice.
Gloscester, 30th November 2018. Venue tbc.
Cost: £75 per person. Refreshments included. To book your place or find out more, email Vicky Oram-Ahern: email@example.com
Read feedback about previous workshops here.
Lower Key Stage 2 teachers; Year 5 and 6 pupils
Thursday 22nd November, Clifton High School, Bristol. 9.15am – 2.45pm.
Come and join our annual Arctic Extravaganza! Be an explorer for the day and discover more about the impact of climate change on the Arctic and how we might reduce our carbon footprint.
It promises to be a fun-filled day of creating learning! Sessions will include:
- Key note speaker: Prof. Terry V. Callaghan. Arctic scientist, Nobel prize winner and WWW Patron!
- Meet a Polar explorer.
- Other sessions to be confirmed but will include a mix of music/dance/drama/cookery.
Up to 12 pupils and 2 staff member per school may attend. Email Vicky for a booking form: firstname.lastname@example.org
NEWS FROM SCHOOLS
We look forward to working with many more schools over the coming months!
Super fun Arctic adventure and climate change day at The Royal High School Bath
On the 10th July WWW delivered our first multi-schools event in Bath, and the first one aimed specifically at years 3 and 4.
Big thanks to Royal High School Bath for hosting, and the brilliant year 10 helpers who supported the event, and of course to our fabulous facilitators! Pupils explored the Arctic environment through street dance with Jukebox Collective; considered our carbon footprint and food miles with the Bertinet Kitchen; looked at melting Arctic sea ice with WWW Trustee and teacher Paula Malone using the amazing Arctic Alive map; and listened to inspiring tales of Arctic and Antarctic adventure from WWW explorer Hazel Richards.
Thanks also to @Bath_Farm_Girls, @BathHarvest, @Lovejoysuk who donated much of the lovely local produce for the cookery session.
Blaise Primary School: Wonders of the World!
To celebrate the wonderful world that we live in Blaise Primary School held a dressing up day Wonders of the World! on the last day of term 4 with all proceeds supporting Wicked Weather Watch. The children all got really involved and enjoyed choosing something from our wonderful world that amazes them – we saw explorers, native costumes, polar bears and a mouse! A huge thank you to all who took part and raised a fabulous £162!
This money will go towards supporting the WWW schools programme – highlighting the plight of the magical Arctic region, helping us inspire children to care about climate change and enabling us to continue to provide key educational resources and activities for FREE. It is only with contributions from generous individuals and organisations like Blaise Primary School that we are able to provide much of what we deliver for free, supporting as many young people as possible to access information about climate change, its impact, and how they can mitigate the effects on our amazing world.
At the beginning of term 4, WWW launched Blaise Primary School’s Geography term with a fun-filled day of activities including the opportunity to meet an explorer and a take part in a movement workshop for pupils to become intrepid explorers themselves! We hope that his day offered a fun, memorable and meaningful learning experience, and that the Wonders of the World! fundraising day offered a lovely way to consolidate the pupils learning and explore what small steps we can all take to have a more positive impact on our planet. The Geography term organised by brilliant teacher John Holloway brought the whole school community together and inspired the children to engage with important environmental issues.
Thank you Blaise Primary School for involving us in your awesome Geography term and for the whole school’s fantastic fundraising efforts!
Primary Humanities Subject Leaders Network meeting We were delighted to be one of the presenters at the recent Primary Humanities Subject Leaders Network meeting, held at the Tom Roberts Adventure Centre on 25th September. The subject of the meeting was 'Humanities in...read more
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We’d love to hear from teachers using WWW or other materials to teach about climate change, and showcase examples of pupils’ work on this page. If you would like to share your ideas and example, and inspire more young people to get involved in climate change then email: email@example.com or use the Schools Contact Form.
WWW works together with other organisations to promote learning about climate change and gather information and data to develop our materials. Visit our partner page to find out more.