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Waltham Forest Student's Climate Summit 2022

Waltham Forest Student’s Climate Summit

Monday 7 to Friday 18 November 2022

Join us for a free fortnight long programme of speakers, resources and local learning opportunities for staff as well as students inspiring collective action and climate leadership.

Waltham Forest Council is putting local young people at the heart of the borough’s response to the climate and ecological emergency, enabling them to be heard and help shape the Waltham Forest’s Climate Action Plan.

Through working in collaboration with national partners build momentum for protecting our community’s future.

Register your school here.

Key highlights

• Partnership with Votes for Schools

• Teacher CPD session, Wednesday 21 October, 4 to 5pm

• Free KS2 and secondary schools bespoke Climate Conference pack

• Online platform for students to compare their ideas and opinions with thousands of fellow students.

• Creative Climate Leaders: student panel event in collaboration with Creative Schools London

• Film screening

• Student eco-committees across host schools with the Suntrap Forest Centre team.

Do let us know if your school has an Eco-Committee and/or if you could be a host school on the registration form.


Need some inspiration?

1) Climate and sustainability education for the whole class 

Zero Carbon Schools is a FREE cross-curricular programme for Years 4 – 8 with links to science, geography, maths, English, PSHE and art. It includes teacher CPD, 26 lesson plans and resources and can enable your students to reduce the schools carbon footprint.

2) Become more energy efficient 

Energy Sparks is an online, school-specific energy analysis tool & energy education programme which enables your school to become more energy efficient and directly tackle climate change. 

Please inform if you enrol for this programme or need support from the council.

3) Engage leadership in making change

Using our template students (and Eco-Leads) can write to or speak to SLT and Governors to share with them what changes they want to see and why.  Create a School Climate Action plan - invite Poppy Flint, the council’s Climate Action Outreach Coordinator to guest speak at a leadership meeting.

Don’t forget that any of the above actions can contribute to your school achieving the international Eco-Schools Green Flag.

The climate is changing - why aren't we?

Pupil from Chingford Foundation, Climate Summit Week 2021