schools outreach

Children and young people will inherit a changing world due to the climate and ecological emergency, and it is our responsibility to support them to develop knowledge, creativity and skills to take climate action, whilst caring for the environment and each other.

We have developed a pilot series of workshop materials and activities on sustainability and climate action to inspire, educate and engage pupils. 

Our workshop activities are linked to the National Curriculums for England and Wales, and the Curriculum for Excellence in Scotland. They are targeted at Key Stage 2 and Second Level pupils but can also be adapted for younger and older pupils.

Each workshop is led by pupils’ curiosity, showing how their views matter. They combine lessons and tasks on art, science, geography, literacy, social justice and citizenship.

From May onwards, we will be offering these workshops in Primary Schools in collaboration with the Great Science Share for Schools programme centred on the climate emergency. 


Let's get wise about waste

This workshop explores why we produce waste, its impact on people and the planet and how we can avoid waste and reuse materials creatively. Art and writing activities, including making marionnete shadow figures and writing stories about old clothes, support pupils to consider how we can reduce waste in our daily lives and through cultural change. 

Curriculum links:

England - KS2 Reading and Writing, Science, Art and Design 
Scotland - Second level Literacy, Social Studies, Expressive Arts 
Wales - KS2 Art and Design, English, Geography, History 

Our changing world

This workshop focuses on the climate crisis and its consequences. We begin by exploring the existing connections we have with the planet through presentations and an art activity. We then explore why and how we should care for nature and each other through climate pledges and a mini yoga session.

Curriculum Links:
England - KS2 English (Writing - composition), Science, Art and Design 
Wales - KS2 Art and Design, Geography  

Scotland - Second-Level Science (Topical), Social Studies (people, place and environment), Literacy,  Expressive Arts 


The wonders of water

This workshop will explore the necessity of healthy and sustainable water systems. Art and writing workshops will support pupils to develop creative skills to communicate the impact of unsustainable behaviours on wildlife as well as how to take action to save water and ensure healthy rivers and oceans. 

Curriculum Links:

England - KS2 English, Science, Geography (physical and human), Art and Design  
Scotland - Level 2 Science (topical), Sciences (Planet Earth, Social Studies (people, place, environment), Expressive Arts 
Wales - Science, Geography, Art & Design 

Pupils' assembly

The workshop series will culminate with a pupils' assembly, where we are inviting pupils to share their art and writing to celebrate their work. 

We also want to empower students to feed into high level change. This event will also feature a panel of experts in waste, climate action and water. We are asking pupils to present comments, questions and suggestions about sustainability to the panel so they can take these opinions forward in their decision-making.
Please email Sonya at if you are interested in getting involved the Pupils' Assembly.


Great Science Share

The Great Science Share for Schools is an annual campaign to encourage 5-14 year olds to share their own scientific investigations. This year’s theme is The Climate Emergency, and Sustainability First is collaborating to deliver a series of workshops.

Make sure you’re involved, register today.

Resources for Secondary Schools

We are working directly with schools to develop in-depth workshops on climate leadership, air quality and sustainable energy. If you are a teacher or educator, interested in working with us please get in touch with our Educational Outreach Officer, Sonya Peres at


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