Children to learn about climate change

PUBLISHED: 12:06 22 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:48 15 June 2010

CHILDREN in Devon will be exploring the impact of climate change on their environment through a range of curriculum topics thanks to a new project being introduced to schools next year.

CHILDREN in Devon will be exploring the impact of climate change on their environment through a range of curriculum topics - thanks to a new project being introduced to schools next year.The Devon County Council grant-aided collaborative project between the council's Devon Education Services (DES) and Weatherworld has resulted in the launch of an exciting and challenging cross-curricular unit of work about weather and climate for children in primary schools.The Weather and our World learning and teaching materials have been written by DES advisers in nine separate subjects: literacy, mathematics, science, religious education, geography, history, music, art and design and technology. The project, which was launched at a special teacher training event at Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre earlier this month, has been written to help schools meet the recommendations of the new national primary curriculum, and includes carefully planned learning activities that are relevant, interesting and aim to raise children's attainment.

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