Climate Learning for Waltham Forest Schools

Eco education is critical in helping young people understand the impacts of climate change, encourage a change in attitudes and behaviour needed to address the causes of climate change, and develop competencies and leadership skills that are vital for a sustainable future.

See the overview of all the Waltham Forest climate learning and action initiatives

For inspiration read some local school climate action case studies here. 

In November 2021 Suntrap ran the first on-line Waltham Forest Climate Summit for schools and colleges. The whole programme of keynote videos, lesson ideas and recommended resources is available here.  Why not use these resources to run your own Climate Summit week at a time that suits you? 


If you're a Waltham Forest school or college and need inspiration our Climate Action Outreach Coordinator Poppy Flint is available to guest speak at an assembly, inset training or run a climate focused lesson.

I think the opportunity for children to come up to Suntrap and actually learn about sustainability and take it home to their parents is amazing.

  • Eco School Green Flag

    Waltham Forest Schools

    Click the link below to read more on how Waltham Forest council is financially and practically supporting schools to achieve their nationally recogonised Eco Schools Green flag and how we can help each step of the way.

    Read more here
  • Climate Leadership Programme

    KS4 students in Waltham Forest schools

    If you're a young person living or attending school in Waltham Forest click here to apply and ensure your voice is at the centre of our climate change plans.

    Contact  to find out more about our Climate Leadership Programme. 

    Read more here
  • Climate Action Support Teach-Meets

    Waltham Forest Schools

    Join us for Climate Action Support Teach-Meets, half-termly networking and CPD events to enhance knowledge and skills and enable peer learning. 

    Ready, Steady, Climate Action - get prepared for your 22/23 Eco-Team

    Online on Wednesday 15 June, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

    Click here to register and find out more 

    Read more on Teach Meets
  • Our Future

    Series of talks, workshops and discussions

    “OUR FUTURE” is a series of talks, workshops and discussions about some of the key issues surrounding the climate and ecological crisis for secondary aged students. 

    Launching with online debate in April 2022: "Young people can solve the climate crisis. But should they have to?". Click here to watch the debate on the Suntrap You Tube channel. 

    Find out more