SUPPORTING SCOTTISH EDUCATION
Citizens Advice Scotland commissioned a survey of 1000 people through YouGov an international research data and analytics group and found: “Consumers are supportive of the goal of net zero emissions by 2045, but are ‘in the dark’ over the challenges it will pose in their own lives”
The next stage of the project will be to work with local secondary schools to see how pupils interact with the posters and discuss with their teachers how the project might support learning within the current syllabus to further the pupils understanding of the topic.
In 2022 the First Minister of Scotland stated: “Future generations deserve a more equal, just and fair future that leaves no one behind. Not only have children and young people played a significant role in keeping climate change at the top of the global agenda, but they will also face the greatest impacts of climate change over their lifetimes.”
CREATING AN EXHIBITION IN EVERY SCHOOL
The last stage will be finding support to publish the posters in a newspaper format so that they can be viewed together as a set or by cutting the spine they would be a ready-made pop-up exhibition. This could be displayed in schools and public spaces to encouraging social impact and discussion on all of the topics to inspire the next generation to achieve net zero by 2045!
Also, with the environment in mind, printing for this project will be important so we will work with print companies to ensure the ink and papers meet environmental and socially responsible standards and once a venue is finished with the exhibition, the posters can be recycled so there will be as little waste as possible.
Children and young people studying at Scotland’s schools are the country’s future agents of change and the posters will support the work of science faculties and teachers across the country who are already engaged in teaching the Curriculum for Excellence to promote further discussion, thinking and understanding in schools.
What is Curriculum for Excellence?
School pupils lead the journey to net zero
Scotland's consumers 'in the dark' over what Net Zero means for them
Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems.
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This project is a collaboration between Iain Morrison from Gray’s School of Art and Professor James Njuguna and Jemma Reynolds from the National Subsea Centre and School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.