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Volunteer Seeking teachers / educators with an active interest in climate change

Young Climate Warriors


Posted over 30 days ago...

As a teacher/educator if you're interested in helping your pupils engage with climate change, could you spare 3 hours/term to share your thoughts on what you need/would like and thoughts about our resources.


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Henley-on-Thames, RG9 4QL

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Expires at anytime

What will you be doing?

We are Young Climate Warriors. 62% of the UK’s statutory carbon emission reductions target requires individual behaviour change (UK Committee on Climate Change). Yet there is currently a gap in both curricular and extracurricular activities of age-appropriate, engaging resources on climate change, particularly for younger children. Young Climate Warriors seeks to fill this gap. We are inspiring a national team of ‘young climate warriors’, ensuring children aged 7-14 (KS2/KS3) can learn about climate change and feel empowered to make informed choices. YCW supports teachers and families with free, age-appropriate, ready-to-use, weekly challenges online, offering creative ideas for embedding changes in daily life. Our ‘Climate Change Club in a Box’ provides an engaging ten-week introduction to climate change (Global Dimension ‘Top Resource’ award in 2022). We also offer deeper engagement with schools and students, though in-person visits from YCW Ambassadors with interactive assembly presentations (free to schools). In 2022  we became a Duke of Edinburgh approved activity provider.

What are we looking for?

Teaching experience - ideally of pupils aged 7-14yrs, with an active interest in sharing learning and action related to climate change with their pupils.  An analytical approach, and willingness to consider options and ideas, alongside an honesty in providing feedback. We welcome applications from all ages and backgrounds. To better reflect the communities we support, we particularly welcome applications from younger people, ethnic minorities and those outside of south-east England.

What difference will you make?

As a charity we aim to help children to learn and understand about climate change and to feel empowered to reflect, discuss and choose their own path of action, all wrapped in a positive 'can-do' approach.    We want to design activities that really make a difference and need your help in doing so. Your experience and knowledge would be invaluable, and we need your input as the 'ears on the ground'. We want to know what you think inspires change in young people, what climate change resources you need more of and what doesn't work; what you'd change about what we offer, and any other suggestions you may have.   If you would be willing to share your thoughts, alongside other teachers, you’ll be helping us improve our resources, better tailoring them to have a more positive, lasting impact in tackling climate change. 


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