Published 10.02.2022
by Kids’ Own

Climate action resource back from printers

Look what’s come in from the printers: It’s our new climate action resource for teachers titled ‘The World Moving’! This colourful resource was developed out of a pilot art project with children exploring climate action through the theme of water. This A2-size poster is packed with ideas for the classroom in which children can engage with their local area and themes of climate action. Using discussion, research, art activity and field walks, this creative resource provides stimuli enabling children to be active in directing their learning.

If you would like a free copy of this great climate action resource, just email us at [email protected] and we will post copies to your school or organisation.

This climate action project started with a series of workshops with 2nd–6th Class children at Carns NS, Moneygold, Co. Sligo. It aimed to explore how school children can actively and creatively engage with themes of climate action through a postitive arts-based learning approach. Creative Director Jo Holmwood and Associate Artist Vanya Lambrecht Ward worked with a group children through dialogue and creative activity, with a particular focus on water, as a central element representing the interconnectedness of global and climate change issues. Read more on these workshops here.

As part of this project, Dr. Connie Nell from Sligo Environmental Network developed some initial research and observations on children’s role as climate activists, the impact of supporting children’s voices to be heard on this issue, and the value of creative approaches in supporting children’s engagement with climate change and climate action. The report outlines Dr Nell’s observations from her discussions with the children through this project. Read the Children and Climate Action Report here.

This project was kindly funded by Creative Ireland, Sligo.