Hope for the Future schools workshops are an educational opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, and a chance for pupils to meet with their local MP.
Hope for the Future - courtesy of the Orp Foundation - provides free workshops to primary, secondary, and sixth form students enabling them to learn about the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change, and the role of their MP in responding to these.
The workshops are an opportunity for students to engage with topics within, and above those found on the national curriculum including climate science, British Politics, and citizenship. Central to the workshop is an invitation to the local Member of Parliament who gives a talk about their role in Parliament, and how Parliament can contribute to the mitigation of climate change. Time is also designated for students to present what they have learnt in the workshop to the MP, and participate in a short Q + A session with them.
Our workshops involve a series of climate related activities, and are tailored to meet the demands of the audience. While the workshop will be particularly relevant for students of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, other subjects will certainly benefit from it too. You can read a blog about a recent workshop here.
Our workshops inspire climate action to take place starting from the bottom-up, and have become increasingly important given the increased interest in climate change by students, and the absence of standardised climate education on the national curriculum.
If your school would like to take part in a Hope for the Future workshop, please get in touch at Robbie@hftf.org.uk
Hope for the Future takes care of all planning, liaising with the local MP and provision of resources.