WF Climate Summit Core Activities

Each themed day of the Climate Summit week has core activities including a daily action which almost everyone can take part in.

Will you and your students take on the Climate Challenge and do all five actions?

Each day there'll be a keynote speech video with activity suggestions, tailor-made for primary schools and secondary schools/ colleges.

The programme will also include ideas and resources for a core component which involves the whole-school and/or the community. These activities provide ways to deepen understanding and take more meaningful action.   

Read about the daily themes and actions below for a taster of what to expect from the summit week. These will be regularly updated as more sessions are confirmed and a overview of the full programme will be coming shortly.

  • DAY 1: Healthy Waltham Forest

    Daily Climate Challenge - Low Carbon, Active Travel

    Monday 8 November 2021

    Collective action makes a difference.

    Each Daily Climate Challenge will be accompanied with some ideas for teachers to support students and other staff to take part and make the most of this learning opportunity. 

    Many people already walk or cycle to school which is wonderful for their health and local air quality, but of course this just isn't possible for everyone.

    Everyone can set their own low carbon travel challenge. 

    Coming soon more resources
  • Day 2: What's In Fashion?

    Daily Keynote Speaker - Trashion Factory

    Tuesday 9 November 2021

    Get inspired by local who are turning their climate care into their creative careers.

    You can start each day of the Climate Summit with an 10 minute uplifting keynote speaker video and quick discussion about the subject, or use the video to start a whole lesson on the theme. 

    For Secondary Schools and Post-16, Olivia Lara Weber, founder of Leyton based Trashion Factory, will be talking about what inspired her to start this business and why a closed-loop business model is better for the climate. 


    Coming soon more resources
  • Day 3: Our Living Planet

    Keynote Speaker - Michael Holland

    Wednesday 10 November 2021

    How many things have you used today that started out as sunshine?

    For Primary Schools, local author and ecologist Michael Holland, will be telling us lots of weird and wonderful facts about plants and inspiring us to think about all of the things they are made into.

    You can start each day of the Climate Summit with an 10 minute uplifting keynote speaker video and  discussion about the subject, or use the video to start a whole lesson on the theme. 

    Today is Meat-Free Wednesday and schools that partner with Waltham Forest Catering will have a special menu in celebration.

    Coming soon more resources
  • Day 4: Climate Justice

    Daily Climate Challenge - Find out your carbon footprint

    Thursday 11 November 2021

    The average carbon footprint per person in the UK, per year, is 12.7 tonnes CO2 equivalent. The average footprint of someone living in Uganda, East Africa is approximately 0.13 tonnes CO2 equivalent.

    Today's Climate Action is for everyone to find out what their personal carbon footprint is by using the WWF Carbon Footprint Calculator. This information can be a starting point for making a meaningful Climate Action pledge on the final day of the Summit.

    Resources and ideas will be provided for teachers and schools to use this exercise as part of a lesson. 

    Coming soon more resources
  • Day 5: Climate Action is...

    Whole School Challenge - Personal Pledges & People's Assembly

    Friday 12 November 2021

    Turning learning into action.

    The culmination of the Climate Summit is for everyone to reflect on what they have done and learnt in the week and make an achievable pledge.

    Ideas for how to display these pledges at school and announce them with the rest of the borough will be shared here and in the information pack for teachers.

    You can take this further by holding a student-led People's Assembly for forming a Climate Action Charter for the school/ college. A twilight session will be held for teachers and school staff about how to run a People's Assembly about a chosen topic - booking details to follow soon.    


    Coming soon more resources
  • Free Pre-bookable workshops

    Running throughout the week

    Throughout the week there are a range of free pre-bookable hands-on  workshops.

    These include our free Treemendous Trees outreach sessions; a handful of workshops by other organisations and online live twilight CPD workshops. 

    Get in early to reserve your free spaces - we expect a high demand and have limited availability! 

    Pre-bookable workshops