Education, Politics and Climate Change
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.
Hope for the Future has been funded by Scurrah Wainwright to offer free workshops to schools in Yorkshire. The purpose of the activity is to educate students about climate change and to make them aware of the role of their Members of Parliament in dealing with the challenges that it poses. 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 programme involves a structured series of activities, made relevant to particular student groups. Central to the workshop is an invitation to their local Member of Parliament to give a talk at the school about the importance of climate change. While the workshop will be particularly relevant for Geography and Politics students, other subjects will certainly benefit from it too. You can read a blog about a recent workshop here.
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.
If your school would like to take part in a Hope for the Future workshop, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or find out how to contact us here.
Hope for the Future takes care of all planning, liaising with the local MP and provision of resources.