Young Climate Warriors launched a new Ambassador Programme on 22nd April to coincide with Earth Day 2022. The new programme will take Climate Change discussions into primary schools across the UK, with in-person animated assemblies helping teachers open the door to the subject, building wider awareness of the problem and sharing solutions to fixing it.
Mims Davies, the MP for Mid Sussex, commented:
“I was delighted to share this information with the Primary Schools in Mid Sussex, it is vital our next generation feel empowered to speak about and action issues that need to be worked on now and in the future and to understand that we all have a part to play in helping our planet.
“Our landmark Environment Act will ensure the UK can deliver the most ambitious environmental programme of any country, and transform how we protect our natural environment, make better use of our resources and clean up our air and water.”
The new Ambassador Programme also seeks to address the growing problem of ‘eco-anxiety’ in young people. At present, nearly three in four children say they are worried about the state of the planet – 22% say they are VERY worried’ (BBC Newsround survey, 2020).
Young Climate Warriors helps to counter eco-anxiety with engagement, involvement, teamwork, action and a sense of the ‘possible’. As Katharine Hayhoe (IPCC Climate Scientist) said ‘The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it’, but this needs to happen in a safe space – at school, in the classroom or at home. Children must be given the opportunity to learn about and understand climate change in a way that enables them to feel empowered to discuss and choose their own informed path of action.
The Young Climate Warriors Ambassador Programme will help children and teachers start these conversations. To book an Ambassador Assembly for your school, apply to become an ambassador, or for further information please go to https://www.youngclimatewarriors.org/ambassadorprogramme or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
To read more information on the Government’s legislation and measures to protect our environment, please visit here: https://www.mimsdavies.org.uk/government-action-environment