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How Schools Can Benefit from Education for Sustainable Development

A great case study showcasing the many benefits which result from teaching about sustainable development in schools.

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TES magazine

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  • For Educators

How Schools Can Benefit from Education for Sustainable Development

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Type of Resource

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TES magazine

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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.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

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