Research-Engaged Practice Network



REPN Event Summer 2024 - Climate Change and Sustainability

Event on 26th June 2024

Online event at 4pm to 5:15pm

It has been over two years since the Department for Education launched its Climate Change and Sustainability Strategy for the education and children’s services systems. Over the last 12-months there have been exponential growth in programmes and projects which support schools to tackle the climate and biodiversity emergency including those funded by the DfE.  But what does this look like in schools and education settings?

This REPN online event will explore opportunities and challenges to delivering quality climate and sustainability education and showcase current practice in a selection of schools and education settings in England.

The event speakers are:

Lee Jowett, Climate Change and Sustainability Fellow, Sheffield Hallam University

Research informed climate education (RICE) is a working title of a piece of research which brings together good practice in delivering climate education. It draws on research which both increases agency and reduces eco-anxiety in young people. My presentation will explore some of these elements, which are broadly based on the science capital teaching approach.  I will follow this by highlighting current research being undertaken in the institute including case studies of schools, a MAT and a local authority. 

Steph Holden, Year 6 teacher and Eco-Schools lead at Lydgate Junior School, Sheffield

Steph will share some of the journey that she and the Eco-team have undertaken at Lydgate Junior School. They currently hold the Eco-Schools Green Flag and recently received the Gold Rights Respecting Schools Award. 

Other speakers to be confirmed.

Please register at the following link to take part in this event via Microsoft Teams:



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