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!
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?
How might you teach about climate change in a cross-curricular way?
Do you want to find out how your whole school can reduce its carbon footprint?
If the answer to any of the above questions is ‘yes’, then why not come along to a Wicked Weather Watch CPD workshop? The workshops aim to:
– ‘unpick’ National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2 to see how climate change and sustainability fit in;
– showcase the WWW scheme of work and other resources, focus but including many cross-curricular links;
– provide a networking opportunity 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.
We can run workshops / inset days for individual schools, and we also run open events for teachers from any school to attend.
NEWS FROM SCHOOLS
What a milestone! WWW has reached its 10,000th child since starting our workshops just under 4 years ago! A huge thank you to everyone who helped us to reach this fantastic achievement – volunteers, partners, funders and our fabulous Trustees. We couldn’t have done it without you!
An Arctic Adventure Charity Week!
WWW were absolutely thrilled to be chosen by Victoria Park Primary School’s Year 5 as their charity during Charity Week! During the week, they had a visit from Vicky who talked to them about climate change and explorers – running our by now infamous “Explorer sleeping bag race” – and in particular how melting ice is affecting rising sea levels.
The class then held a series of events including a sponsored walk and cake sale to raise funds for us. Amazing! The sponsored walk was 1.34 miles to represent how Arctic sea ice has declined by 13.4% per decade between 1979 and 2015. Declining sea ice will lead to a loss of habitat for many Arctic animals, including seals and polar bears, and change indigenous people’s way of life.
On the final day of the week, Gill was delighted to visit the school and present certificates to the whole class, with three members receiving books for outstanding contributions to Charity Week.
A huge thank you to Mr Mepsted and all the children – we really appreciate your support and had a great time with your throughout the week!
What an amazing day. The opportunity to work with years 3-6 at St Saviours Junior School, Bath, was just fantastic. Last Friday, 22d Nov, was a full day of climate action for all. Starting with an assembly for all, Years 5 and 6 rotated around 3 activities - a giant...
If you’d like to register your school’s interest in Wicked Weather Watch and find out more about how we can work together, please get in touch using our Schools Contact Form.
Or, if you already know that you want your school to join the WWW community and have access to all our teaching materials and resources, sign up using the JOIN NOW button!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.