Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire (SCESY) is a voluntary group, set up in the summer of 2019 to organise schools' conferences in the South Yorkshire region around the central theme of the climate emergency.
One of the concerns highlighted by studies and surveys was that the curriculum, particularly in the secondary school sector, needed reforming to properly reflect the climate emergency. As the mission statement below explains, the purpose of these conferences is to raise the profile and celebrate the work of schools in addressing the climate emergency.
The aims of Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire (SCESY) are to:
- promote the education of school students about the climate emergency
- encourage schools to educate young people to question evidence, engage in dialogue and become active citizens
- encourage schools to include climate education in all areas of the curriculum
- promote CPD for teachers and school leaders about the climate emergency
- encourage and enable young people’s discussion and participation around the central theme of the climate emergency
- empower young people to join or form eco groups in schools and become local climate champions
- encourage and support schools to develop a pathway to zero carbon emissions
We want to support students, teachers and schools on their climate education journey, reducing carbon emissions in their school communities and improving their local environment. We want students to move on in society as active citizens supporting respect for the world environment throughout their lives.
We will work with students, schools and authorities across South Yorkshire to deliver an annual conference that raises the profile and celebrates the work of our schools in addressing the climate emergency.
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