Over 12,000 people have signed a petition started by 15-year-old girl Esha Marwaha from Hounslow to keep climate change in the national curriculum for under 14-year-olds. Guardian article: thousands sign petition,
The petition is here: petition to keep global warming in primary schools curriculum.
“Geography lessons taught me that climate change is unjust and affects people in an inhumane way. I also learned that it’s something we can stop.
If young children aren’t able to learn about climate change in an environment which allows them to be inspired, how can you ask them to take the lead in the future? Keeping climate change on the curriculum will help young people take on the challenge of tackling the threat posed by our changing climate.
Earlier this year Michael Gove reversed his decision to drop Mary Seacole from the national curriculum following a petition on Change.org. Now the Department for Education are running consultations to assess public opinion on this proposal – if enough people speak up we can show them the weight of public feeling against these plans from all ages.
Esha, aged 15″