September 18, 2019 2.41 pm This story is over 53 months old

Meet Lincolnshire’s first climate change teacher

He undertook a UN accredited course

A teacher at a Lincoln school has become the first in the county to become a UN accredited Climate Change Teacher.

Matthew Lunt, Head of Geography at Lincoln Castle Academy, undertook a UN accredited course specialising in climate change.

The 34-year-old can now deliver up-to-date climate change lessons to all pupils at the school and plans to share Best Practice with all teaching staff. This would mean that they can also take part in the new innovative programme being trailed in UK schools.

Mr Lunt said: “The information provided by this course has been very detailed and informative. We need to provide our students with the knowledge about this so we can empower them to make informed decisions that will impact their future.”

The UN Climate Change Teacher Academy is being delivered by Harwood Education, in partnership with the One United Nations Climate Change Learning Partnership and sponsored by YPO. Teachers will earn CPD and certification from the United Nations.

The innovative programme was launched on April 22 and is free for all primary and secondary school teachers.

In separate but related news, The Global Climate Strike organised by the UK Student Climate Network will take place on Friday, September 20 was part of a massive global day of action.

The Lincoln Climate Strike will take place on Lincoln High Street, opposite Primark, at 11am on Friday.