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Climate Change Education for Primary Schools

by Rhianna Davies-Smith in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

We did it
On 28th June 2022 we successfully raised £6,300 ( + est. £42.50 Gift Aid ) with 88 supporters in 42 days

We want to teach 20,000 primary students about climate change by the end of the next academic year.

by Rhianna Davies-Smith in Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With the extra money, we will continue to expand our offers to our local area. We will make sure to encourage more schools to get involved, get more volunteers on board and expand all of our efforts to get people engaged in tackling the climate crisis.

National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund

We’re taking part in the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund. Donations to our project will be matched by the fund up to the value of £250 per donation to help us overcome the effects of the pandemic.

Please note only one donation per supporter will be matched by the National Emergencies Trust Local Action Fund.

What We Do:

Wicked Weather Watch empowers primary students to take action on the climate crisis. We link classes with polar explorers and scientists and give interactive workshops and talks to encourage sustainability and social change. 

We inspire the next generation to positively shape their own future. But, we can only do this with your help.


The need:

The Department for Education has recently published a  sustainability strategy declaring the necessity for more climate change education in schools.  59% of UK children are very or extremely worried about climate change and more than 50% identify themselves as feeling sad, anxious, powerless, helpless, or guilty about what's happening to our planet. Despite the need to address this in schools, 70% of teachers do not feel confident teaching it.  

Wicked Weather Watch is a small but passionate team of one employee and a family of volunteers with a shared passion for environmental education. Our workshops don't just educate pupils, they create a culture of sustainability action within the school and wider community:  many of our schools go on to embed sustainability within their schools and work on projects.

Your support will go directly to engaging primary school students in the South West and across the UK in our creative, informative, and positive workshops.  Since 2016 we have worked with 16,000 pupils and your donation can help us reach our goal of 20,000 by the end of the 2022/23 academic year.

With over 16,000 students taught so far, these young change-makers have impacted a further 32,000  just by discussing what they learned from our sessions with their parents. Additionally, we have taught over 160 teachers how to be climate confident through teacher training. If every teacher taught only one class about climate change, nearly 5,000 more students would be impacted by our work indirectly. 


How your donation will make a difference:

£5 will pay for one child to attend a class workshop on climate change

£30 would pay for one child to attend a multi-school event

£65 would pay for one teacher to attend a teacher training workshop

£80 would fund an explorer or scientist to give a whole-school talk

£150 will fund a 2-hour workshop for one class 

£300 would fund a workshop for one class or a single year group

A donation of any size makes a real difference to our work. Help us to continue to work with young people to help reduce eco-anxiety and encourage climate action. 

*These are examples of what your donation could fund. Your donation will go towards the overall costs of our schools education programme.

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