Education and politics

Hope for the Future schools workshops offers sixth form students an opportunity to learn more about the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change as well as the chance to meet with their local MP. 

Sixth Form students at All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham, discuss climatae with with Alex Chalk MP

Sixth Form students at All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham, discuss climatae with with Alex Chalk MP

Our workshops increase student awareness of climate change and the relevance of politic engagement with surrounding issues. Students are given resources and support to create their own climate campaigns and to present these to their local MP. The local MP is invited to become an advocate for the ‘winning’ campaign in Parliament. 

Our workshops inspires knowledge and confidence in sixth form students at a time when they are making significant career path choices and approaching voting age.

“The [students’] presentations were excellent, being done in front of peers and invited guests was not easy but it was an excellent learning experience for them.”
— Teacher at King Edward VI, Morpeth
“Climate change will affect our children much more than older generations. It is really inspiring to see our young people taking responsibility for positive change and challenging policy makers.”
— Julie Parr, Pastoral Manager at All Saints' Academy
Students at All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham getting involved in the workshop.

Students at All Saints' Academy, Cheltenham getting involved in the workshop.

“A range of tasks and a variety of challenges [were] given to the students. I would definitely recommend the workshop to other schools.”
— Member of staff at King Edward VI, Morpeth
“Thank you so much for the fabulous session. The student’s continued debating the issue beyond the session, it seems to have really sparked their engagement with world issues.”
— Julie Parr, Pastoral Manager at All Saints’ Academy, Cheltenham.
Hope for the Future with Ian Lavery MP following a workshop with Geography students at King Edward VI, Morpeth.

Hope for the Future with Ian Lavery MP following a workshop with Geography students at King Edward VI, Morpeth.

If your school would like to take part in a Hope for the Future workshop, please get in touch at info@hftf.org.uk or contact us here.

Hope for the Future takes care of all planning, liaising with the local MP and provision of resources.