29 March 2016
NUT Conference 2016
Commenting after the debate on Motion 46, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:
“Children and young people will have the stewardship of the planet in years to come. It is therefore valuable for schools to be able to provide information and understanding of the social, economic and environmental impacts of climate change. Without knowledge, young people will be less well equipped to deal with the consequences and help find the solutions.
“Schools should be able to provide space for discussion of this important topic. However, too few schools feel able to teach about the biggest issue facing the planet. When young people are shown the practical actions they can take to tackle the destruction of the world’s resources, their sense of optimism about their future increases. That must be a massive plus for our society and one of the reasons why we need good teaching resources on this subject in all schools.”
The NUT’s Annual Conference is taking place this Easter weekend in Brighton. For the Final Agenda, please click here.