How can we empower young people as climate change makers? - RSA

How can we empower young people as climate change makers?

Fellowship events / Online


Online via Zoom

  • Education
  • Climate change
  • Fellowship

Climate change is arguably one of the most pressing issues of our time, and one on which young change makers are seeking to lead the way. So how can those working within education, policy makers, leaders and campaigners, support and innovate with young people to address the climate crisis?

Join this RSA Innovative Education Network event to hear our speakers explore a range of issues concerned with climate change, as well as innovative practices connected to empowering young people as climate change makers. There will also be an opportunity to share your own thoughts, ideas and experience of these issues. The event is open to all and will be interactive.

We’re delighted to be joined by some of the UK’s leading innovators in this space:

Sir Tim Smit KBE - Co-Founder of the Eden Project. Sir Tim will talk about the various challenges we are all experiencing around climate change and his work connected to the Eden Project and the development of educational initiatives.

Rachel Tomlinson - Head of Barrowford Primary School. Rachel will talk about Barrowford’s pupil-centred and project-based learning approach to environmental and sustainability education and their role as an Ashoka Changemaker School.

Maya Lingam - Founder of EcoSpot. Maya will share the story of EcoSpot, a community platform that engages children and their families with sustainability, at school and at home.

Robson Augusta - Teach the Future. Robson is an 18 year old Climate activist. He is also a volunteer coordinator with Teach the Future with his focus on local government in England. Teach the Future is a youth-led campaign aimed at urgently repurposing the education system around the climate emergency and ecological crisis. They explore ways in which the education system can place climate change at the core of the curriculum.

In addition to short presentations from our speakers there will be the opportunity to ask questions and join breakout groups to explore the different issues that arise from the talks. These will allow you to explore the different issues that arise from the talks in more detail.

This will be the first of two events focused on young people as changemakers. The second will take place later in the summer term and will explore the idea of young people as change makers more broadly, and in relation to curriculum design.

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