CLIMATE CHANGE AND FOOD WASTE: TEACHING CHILDREN TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

Dominic Traynor, from EDUCATE cohort A Tale Unfolds, talks movingly in this TEDx event about pupil power, and how the energy and aspirations of young people can be harnessed to make the world a better place, through better and more motivational teaching methods.

A Tale Unfolds aims to improve attainment in literacy through the use of video, and by engaging children and young people in the issues that affect them, now and in the future – such as plastic pollution, obesity, food waste, climate change and mental health.

In this video, entitled Turning schools into hotbeds for global change-reforming education Dominic, who is a former primary teacher, talks about how his methods have improved some children’s progress by 15 months in the space of just four months, and how being a part of the EDUCATE programme helped him to develop a range of resources that were suitable and compatible for use in the national curriculum.

You can view his inspiring and insightful talk here: