September. Whether teachers love it or hate it, it's here! And it's busy. Soon after the return to school, the global school strikes for climate start up again. Greta Thunberg has tweeted a call to action for Fridays for Future on both 20 and 27 September. Friday 20 September is also the launch of Transform Our World - a new online hub full of free, practical resources for teachers.
Teachers told us that they felt uncertain how to respond to student energy around the climate breakdown, so we selected practical resources they can use to turn this enthusiasm into positive action. Resources on the hub are picked and rated by teachers, and will provide opportunities for students to lead impactful projects that benefit their friends, family and local area, as well as the wider world. The high quality, low prep resources are sourced from a range of partner organisations that are expert in inspiring young people to protect the natural world through schools programmes.
Transform Our World has a dedicated team managing a growing and active resource library - we'd love to hear from teachers using the resources and use their input to help shape the hub. We're also beginning to build a teacher community connecting teachers with shared aims around empowering youth environmental action. We'd love you to support the launch of Transform Our World on 20 September - find out how you can by downloading our Communications Pack.
Global Action Plan has created Transform Our World as part of our pledge to the #iwill campaign. It will be a chance for teachers who are on a collective mission to connect with one another, and to encourage their whole school to get involved in youth green social action, embedding it in school life and culture and helping achieve the #iwill campaign aims.
The #iwill Fund supports Transform Our World. The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £40 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities.