When Michael Gove (the then Secretary of Education) threatened to remove climate change as a topic from the Key Stage 3 curriculum, more than 65,000 people signed petitions in protest and enabled him to change his mind, a great result for collective passion and commitment.
So it seems that a topic as important as climate change does not come with a lifelong curriculum guarantee. On the other hand schools have control over a significant proportion of the curriculum, particularly at the primary level.
Jess Gold has created Project Earth Rock to give teachers the tools that they need to embed climate change and sustainability into the curriculum – importantly, in a fun and engaging manner. You can use Project Earth Rock to help children understand all the aspects of sustainability that can be found dotted about the curriculum.
Project Earth Rock is a Key Stage 2 multi-media scheme of work for sustainability. Its cross-curricular animated musical approach enables teachers and pupils to easily access its themes. The 12 songs, lesson plans and accompanying videos bring environmental topics to life in the classroom, the pack retails from £150 to £550 depending on the size of the school. The lessons can either be implemented as a term of work or alternatively can be slotted piecemeal into the class curriculum. Your pupils will soon be singing with Jess (whether you can sing or not!) and they will become better informed young citizens in the process.
GoDoSeeBuy! love this initiative, do encourage your school to buy a pack! To find out more and to purchase packs visit: projectearthrock.com