How do primary schools translate children’s anxieties about our planet into practical learning opportunities? Nick Bannister spoke to a Greater Manchester primary which has forged a national reputation for its approach to environmental education

Like the Australian bush or the Brazilian rainforest, global concern about the future of the planet is now fiercely aflame.

Most primary leaders and their teams will share these anxieties for our environment, and many will be searching for ways to make a contribution through introducing environmental themes into the classroom and encouraging children and staff to work together to make their sites more sustainable.

It is, of course, a question of how to get serious about the environment, especially when there is a range of support and advice now available and so many other pressing priorities that schools have to tackle at the same time.

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