Earth Day 2021

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The National Literacy Trust, Siemens and Walker Books are working in partnership to gift more than 3,000 copies of Martin Dorey's Kids Fight Climate Change (Walker Books) to 214 primary schools to raise awareness of the environment and engage children on the topic of climate change.

Here you can find activities and resources to support your pupils’ learning about the environment this Earth Day and beyond. Plus, sign up to a brilliant LIVE EVENT with author Martin Dorey.

Live author event!

Join us live on Earth Day for a very special assembly with author Martin Dorey, author of Kids Fight Plastic and Kids Fight Climate Change (Walker Books).

Thursday 22 April, 10-10.35am, online event

Pupils will have the chance to ask Martin questions about his books and the environment and be challenged to become a #2MinuteSuperhero to save the planet!

Find out more and sign up
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Earth Day classroom resources

We have designed classroom resources to help your pupils learn about climate change this Earth Day and beyond:

  • A whole-school assembly on climate change
  • A reading lesson designed to be delivered alongside the book: Kids Fight Climate Change by Martin Dorey
  • Classroom-based resource on the #2MinuteSuperhero challenge - best delivered after one or both of the above

Sign up and tune in to our live assembly with Martin Dorey for the perfect introduction to the topic for your pupils. Don't worry if you miss it live - the recording will be available to watch on this page after the event.

Don't forget to share your pupils' two minute missions on Twitter using the hashtag #2MinuteSuperhero and tagging @Literacy_Trust, @SiemensUKNews and @WalkerBooksUK.

Siemens Education

Siemens is dedicated to helping enrich and enhance teaching and learning and to nurturing STEM talent for the future.

These freely downloadable resources can help build on the topics covered on Earth Day; why not take the video tour of the education portal to see what’s on offer to you and your KS2 students?

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    In the classroom

    Here you will find curriculum lesson plans, interactive resources, insights into STEM careers and information about challenges and events.
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    Student Zone

    Discover great ways to engage pupils with engineering including quizzes, games, magazines and more.
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    For parents

    Support parents to find out more about what opportunities are available and what STEM could mean for their child.
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Environmental resources from earthday.org

Browse these resources from earthday.org to help guide your lessons and activities on Earth Day and beyond.

  • climate change

    Climate education week toolkit

    Explore 5 days of activities on ecosystem services, the carbon cycle, food sustainability, ecosystem restoration and civic engagement.
    Learn more
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    Advocacy packets

    Do your pupils want to ignite change in your school or community? These resource will help get you started.
    Learn more
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    What is COP26?

    Use this information to spark discussion and perhaps even plan a mock Cop event for your pupils.
    Learn more
Find more resources and information on earthday.org

More resources

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    Greta Thunberg and the climate emergency

    Build on this current hot topic to engage children with reading, oracy and provide purposeful writing activities.
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    Children's books on the environment

    From animals and the ocean to recycling and conservation, we’ve brought together our favourite titles about looking after the planet.
    Learn more
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    Career-related learning in your school

    A video on how to introduce career-related learning to your school and embed it into the curriculum.
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    Aspirations, careers and challenging stereotypes

    Resources to introduce careers education to your class
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  • NewsWise: Reporting News

    Happy News Project

    This Happy News project focuses on wellbeing and develops teamwork, speaking and listening skills and journalistic writing and reading skills.
    Learn more
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    Fake news and critical literacy resources

    Resources, posters and tips to teach children about fake news helping them navigate our digital world.
    Learn more

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