About this resource
This article from TES magazine reflects on St Colm’s High School’s initiative to teach its students about sustainable development and environmental issues. Aside from increasing the childrens’ awareness about this crucial topic, the Northern Irish school found several other benefits; including an increase in community pride and students’ confidence, and an improvement in wellbeing and the school’s overall success.
Why we recommend this resource
With schools’ busy schedules, some may wonder whether teachers have the time to teach about sustainability. This article brilliantly showcases that the answer is yes – especially given the many, varied benefits that will positively impact students, schools and local communities. The article is a reminder to educators that there is much to gain from teaching about sustainable development, and also offers ideas for how they can begin to do so.
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