Climate Action is our new core topic and must be one of the three Topics covered in order to achieve a Green Flag Award. This topic covers learning about climate change and its effects, as well as actions that help reduce your carbon footprint.
Climate Ready Classrooms
Navigating the science behind climate change and the actions which individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint can be daunting for young people and adults alike. Climate Ready Classrooms is a free accredited course on climate change and carbon literacy designed for young people aged 14–17 years.
Curricular Map - Climate Action
Curricular map showing Experiences and Outcomes related to the Climate Action Topic.
Climate Emergency Training
Free online course for youth workers on understanding the climate emergency.
Climate Emergency Toolkit
A toolkit to help youth workers inform young people about the climate emergency.
An emergency for all of us
How you can play your part in Scotland’s transition to a low carbon future.
Carbon Footprint of Everyday Life
The carbon footprint of everyday items from “How bad are bananas?” by Mike Berners-Lee
Guide to Climate Change
A basic introduction to what climate change is and what effects it will have.
Climate Change Bingo (8+)
An introductory activity to gauge your group’s feelings and experiences of climate action.
Climate Storytelling Workshop (9+)
To think about how to have a productive conversation about climate change with an adult.
Emissions Matching (9+)
Learn more about different greenhouse gases and how reaching net zero emissions will impact young people.
Climate Negotiations (12+)
Put yourself in the shoes of global decision makers and see if you can agree on a climate solution.
Climate Influencer (13+)
Use social media for good and create your own content to urge others to take climate action.
Climate Emergency Quiz (13+)
Learn new facts and stats about the global climate emergency with this quick-fire quiz.
Resources From Other Organisations
A resource designed to help teachers improve their practice in learning and teaching relating to climate change.
Climate change is happening now. How we choose to respond won’t just affect the survival of individual species and our distinctive landscapes. Climate change impacts will also affect our economy, culture and lifestyles.
Curriculum linked teaching resources about climate change for pupils.
Resources to use with your class to talk about flood risk, climate change and emergency preparedness. Includes animations, presentations, and visits from Flood Advisors.
This handy school guide with corresponding activities is a creative and crafty way to get pupils involved in learning about how climate change affects the everyday things they love.
Do you want to make your school more climate-friendly? If so, this guide is for you!
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has outlined the effects of climate change on our health and has produced useful infographics.
Young Climate Warriors is a great way to carry on conversations begun in class at home.
This factsheet takes a look at some of the challenges that animals might have to face in the future.