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Climate Ready Classrooms for Primary Schools is a series of workshops and activities, delivered on a local authority basis. By taking part, pupils will gain an understanding of the climate emergency and biodiversity crisis and take action to address these issues.

Climate Ready Classrooms Primary is offered and tailored to local authorities, who then confirm a date/s and engage their schools to take part. All primary schools within a local authority are invited to attend. The course can be run as a single day, or as three workshops spread over days or weeks.

This course is an engaging way for schools to meet the requirements of the Scottish Government’s Learning for Sustainability Action Plan, incorporating sustainability education, global citizenship and outdoor learning.

If you would like your local authority to offer this course to your school, please contact your local authority directly and register your interest here. By completing the registration form, we can also send you an introduction to climate change presentation to use with your class.

Course Aims

  • Develop an understanding of the basics of climate change, biodiversity and climate justice.
  • Identify opportunities to take action, facilitating active citizenship.
  • Support attainment of Learning for Sustainability targets.

Who will benefit?

  • This course will benefit upper primary pupils, their teachers and the whole school community.
  • It is relevant for educators wishing to develop their practice in Learning for Sustainability, with cross-curricular resources provided at the end of the course to take learning further.

“Really good fun day, great source of information to add to our eco flag work. Children enjoyed the hands on learning throughout the day. Liked workshops with opportunity to carry out tasks in between. Resources in advance was helpful to be organised on the day. Children enjoyed the day, it was beautiful so nice to get outside.”

Teacher, Fife

What it costs

This course is free for primary schools.


This course is delivered online via Teams as one full day, or as three workshops spread over days or weeks


This course can be delivered on a date/s agreed individually with each local authority. All schools within the local authority are invited to attend together on this date/s.

Key course information

  • The course consists of three online workshops: Climate Change, Biodiversity and Taking Action.
  • Class activities are scheduled after each workshop.
  • A sense of community is created by having many classes from a local authority learning and working together on the same activities.
  • All resources and templates are made available to teachers in advance.
  • Teachers are invited to attend a CLPL session ahead of the course with input from one of the Scottish DECs.
  • The final output is a class action plan, aligned to local authority aims.
  • Resources and activities are provided to take learning further after the end of the course.

Liked that it taught us something that is important to the world, and that change needs to happen now. Gave us the tools to solve the climate change problems in our school.

Pupil, North Ayrshire

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