Curriculum for Excellence takes its shape around the capacities we believe enable young learners to live adaptively in a changing culture and an increasingly unpredictable world. Our programme for sustainable development education provides experiences which help learners to build deep, rich and connected understanding of environmental and sustainability issues in a global and local context, mobilising youth action and decision making and supporting the formation of key skills for living, learning and working in a complex and changing world.
Young Reporters Scotland is for anyone aged 11-21 who wants an opportunity to have their voice heard on environmental and sustainability issues. Young Reporters Scotland is a competition, with the opportunity to win great prizes each month, as well as be entered into our annual competition. Find out more on our Young Reporters Scotland pages.
Our Low Carbon Skills resources have a range of materials to encourage and support learning around reduction of carbon footprints in our daily lives. These resources include a series of videos made with secondary school pupils looking at the ways local businesses can operate more sustainably and have successfully reduced their carbon emissions.
We have been running the Wrigley Litter Less programme with Scottish Eco-Schools for the last five years. Litter Less is a Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) initiative, which is funded by the Wrigley Company Foundation. The 2017/18 campaign is now open for nursery and additional supports needs schools to apply for grants of £200 towards litter and waste reduction. You can find out more about this and apply for a grant in our Litter Less pages.
In 2014/15 we were part of a project called Scotland Lights up Malawi, along with Scotland's 2020 Climate Group, SolarAid and Glasgow Caledonian University. We worked with a selection of teachers and pupils from primary and secondary schools across Scotland to raise awareness of climate justice and support effective and knowledgable teaching around this topic. You can view some of the multi-media project pupils worked on as part of this project and download the teaching resources in our Scotland Lights up Malawi section.