Green issues are to be covered in primary school for the first time 

Green issues are to be covered in primary school for the first time 
Green issues are to be covered in primary school for the first time 
Children as young as five will be taught to be little eco-warriors as green issues are to be covered in primary school for the first time Zahawi will tell primary schools to include climate change in the curriculum Secondary schools will also address climate change outside of science lessons The DfE said the plans will 'put climate change into the heart of education'  The UN has welcomed the plans despite one critic saying it could cause 'panic' 

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Teaching primary pupils that humans harm the planet can be our ‘key weapon’ in the fight against climate change, the Education Secretary claimed yesterday.

Nadhim Zahawi is to urge schools to equip children as young as five with ‘the skills and knowledge to build a sustainable future’.

Teachers will also be encouraged to install bird boxes and other wildlife features on school grounds to boost ‘biodiversity’.

For the first time, primary schools will be told to include climate change in the science curriculum. Secondary schools will be shown how to address the topic in other subjects, such as English.

The plans were welcomed by the UN last night – although one critic raised fears that fuelling ‘panic’ among pupils could damage their mental health.

Britain's Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is to urge schools to equip children as young as five with ‘the skills and knowledge to build a sustainable future’ (Zahawi pictured October 27, 2021)

Britain's Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is to urge schools to equip children as young as five with ‘the skills and knowledge to build a sustainable future’ (Zahawi pictured October 27, 2021)

For the first time, primary schools will be told to include climate change in the science curriculum. Secondary schools will be shown how to address the topic in other subjects, such as English (stock image)

For the first time, primary schools will be told to include climate change in the science curriculum. Secondary schools will be shown how to address the topic in other subjects, such as English (stock image)

The Department for Education said the green policy, to be formally announced by Mr Zahawi today at the Cop26 summit, will ‘put

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