Climate Ready Classrooms

Climate Ready Classrooms helps young people navigate the science behind climate change and reducing their carbon footprint.

Join a national network of carbon literate ambassadors acting on climate change issues in their schools and communities.

Climate Ready Classrooms is a one-day accredited Carbon Literacy training course designed for young people aged 14–17 years.  It uses interactive activities and examples to start a conversation about climate change.  Upon completing the course, pupils receive Carbon Literacy accreditation.

Normally, Climate Ready Classrooms is delivered as a face to face workshop in school.  However, due to social distancing requirements, we are currently offering an online version of this course which is available in the form of 8 workshops  suitable for learning at home or blended learning in the classroom. 

We will return to offering face to face sessions in school when possible.

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Train the Trainer

We also offer Climate Ready Classrooms: Train the Trainer accredited sessions for educators. This course will train you to deliver carbon literacy training designed for young people aged 14–17 years.  Suitable for teachers, head teachers, CLD practitioners, and youth and children’s workers.

The Train the Trainer course is designed to inform you on climate change, in order to teach it, and what we can do as a society, as individuals, and as groups to take climate action.

As with the sessions for pupils, normally Train the Trainer sessions are delivered face to face, however these are currently offered online due to social distancing requirements.

This online version covers 4 units, completed over 4 weeks, covering:

1.            Climate Conversations

2.            Exploring the Climate Change Science

3.            Rebalancing and Taking Climate Action

4.            Impacts and Taking Climate Action

On one afternoon every week, there will be a 30-minute, live Q&A session, giving participants the opportunity to put forward questions and observations about the course.

The live Q&A sessions will be done using Microsoft Teams within Glow.

At the end, as with the face-to-face course, you will submit an evidence form which will be sent to The Carbon Literacy Project, the body which accredits this course. If certified, you will then receive a certificate which recognises you as 'carbon literate', and you can then reteach the course.

Become an accredited trainer

Climate Ready Classrooms will help your school:

  • Adopt a whole-school approach to climate action.
  • Reduce your carbon footprint and use resource more efficiently.
  • Connect to a network of carbon literate ambassadors.
  • Support planning for choices and change through Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Develop STEM skills and support the Developing the Young Workforce agenda.
  • Receive an accredited certificate of Carbon Literacy.
  • Develop evidence for your Eco-Schools Green Flag Award.

Geography teacher Hayley Leitch describes her experience:

This brilliant experience has inspired to me change/alter my actions to lower my carbon footprint and to spread awareness among my peers to hopefully inspire them to take action just like me. 

Brandon Lei (S6) Lornshill Academy

The class really enjoyed the carbon cycle activity and the whole-day workshops which completely incorporated active learning, and enthusing a new generation of learners in battling carbon emissions.


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