‘Schools should lead the way on climate change’

Schools should be at the vanguard in the battle against climate change – but they’re lagging behind, writes Callum Jacobs. A lack of government support on sustainability means that it is up to school leaders to seize the initiative with their own planet-saving policies

Schools are out in the cold as the world heats up

No one today can claim they haven’t heard the message on climate change. Every student, every teacher and every chief executive of a multi-academy trust knows that we need to be doing more to help save the planet.

From serial truant Greta Thunberg, sailing the Atlantic to plead with world leaders to children walking out of lessons to attend climate strikes to teachers risking their jobs to join Extinction Rebellion protests, we all know that things need to change.

Schools, perhaps more than any other kind of organisation, should be at the vanguard of that change. Schools should be leading ...

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