Windsor Academy Trust has written a blog about how students are driving their sustainability strategy. The Department for Education released its Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy in April, which sets out how schools should build sustainability into their curriculum, green skills and careers and the development of the school estate. Like many schools and trusts, sustainability has already been front of mind for Windsor Academy Trust as part of their commitment to a more sustainable future and leaving the world in a better place for future generations. Although the DfE’s strategy will be a welcomed first step from those on the frontline of the climate fight, schools should see their suggestions as a starting point rather than the end goal. When it comes to sustainability, their leaders, staff and students agree that direct action is needed to drive sustainability forwards. As they continue to see the devastating impacts of climate change, including the rise in natural disasters and the consequential human impact, children and young people across their schools are increasingly impassioned and driven to want to make a positive change. To help deliver this change and further their mission of unlocking academic and personal potential, they empower their students to become self regulating and take responsibility for themselves and others as contributing citizens.
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