Sustainability in the primary classroom

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Wednesday 10 November, 4–5pm (GMT) online

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To coincide with COP26, the Royal Society of Chemistry has published some new sustainability resources. We will be using this session to showcase these resources and to explain how they will best work in the classroom. This session will be delivered by Kate Whetter and supported by Beth Anderson who are both RSC Education Coordinators. Anyone teaching or supporting primary aged school pupils is welcome to attend, you do not have to be a school science lead or science specialist. Note, this session is also being delivered on Monday 8 November by Stephen Hendry so please choose the date that best suits you to attend.


To highlight the new sustainability resources available from the Royal Society of Chemistry, and how they can support your teaching.


We will have a look at the new sustainability resources and best practice suggestions, with a brief activity. We know how busy teaching can get, especially in the past year, so we are keen to ensure we signpost you to quick, easy to use and therefore time-saving resources. There will be time for discussion and asking questions.


By the end of the session you will:

  • have tools/resources that can be incorporated into the classroom
  • have an opportunity to network and share ideas
  • have an overview of the new Royal Society of Chemistry sustainability resources.

Professional development standards

This session is part of a sustained and flexible programme of activities offered by Royal Society of Chemistry. The session will encourage reflective discussion and employs a range of delivery styles. This session is heavily informed by education research and evidence based teaching. Our evaluation process pre-, during and after is rigorous to ensure that we can measure the impact of our work. We aimed for this session to be inclusive for all.

Format of the session

  • This session will contain a presentation, online task, time for reflection, discussions and any questions.
  • We strongly encourage that you use a laptop/tablet to get the most out of this session.
  • This is a fully funded event aimed at anyone teaching or supporting primary science. Please share it with anyone who would find it useful.

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