There are lots of ways that your school can get involved in Great Big Green Week next year! Great Big Green Week takes place between 8th and 16th June 2024, but there are a whole host of activities for your school to do throughout the winter and spring term.
Primary school resources
Produced in partnership with Twinkl, this lesson plan, assembly pack and teacher’s guide has all the information that you need to bring Great Big Green Week to life in your classroom.
Pupils will learn more about climate change, and the positive actions that we can all take to tackle climate change and restore nature. The classroom activity invites pupils to write a ‘Letter To Tomorrow’, in which they can share their hopes and dreams for our world and future. These letters can be displayed in school, read out in assembly, shared with the local community, or sent to your local politicians, to encourage more people to take action.
Secondary school resources
Produced in partnership with the Ministry of Eco Education, this lesson plan teaches pupils about the climate crisis and the nature emergency. Pupils will be asked to imagine the world they want to see in the future, and think about the actions that we can all take to make a positive difference to our schools, communities and the world we live in.
Pupils will write ‘Letters To Tomorrow’ on their hopes for their future if we all take collective action to protect their environment – and their fears about what life could be like if we don’t slow down climate change.
Some of the UK’s best loved illustrators have lent their characters to the Great Big Green Week. Download this poster, colour it in and display it in your window at home or in school to show people that you care about climate action.
Save our Wild Isles
If you are looking for inspiration for other activities during the summer term, the Save Our Wild Isles campaign has free cross-curricular resources and live lesson events to bring the habitats and species of our wild isles to life in your school.
If your school has taken practical action for nature this year, however that may have been, you can also claim your Save Our Wild Isles Certificate (signed by David Attenborough) from the end of April.
Great Big Green Week is the perfect opportunity to celebrate all you’ve been doing in your school to help and protect nature and to add your voice to #SchoolsForNature. You could organise a fair, an assembly or a show to share how your school is playing its part in protecting and restoring our wild isles with your wider community. There is a free celebration pack here.
If your school has taken part and you would like to receive a Save Our Wild Isles certificate signed by David Attenborough, just fill in the form on this page.