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Climate action - education

In Wales we have a new curriculum - Successful Futures, that has four key purposes that form the framework that underpins all teaching and learning in Wales.

These are:

  • ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives
  • ethical, informed citizens ready to be citizens of Wales and the world
  • enterprising, creative contributors ready to play a full part in life and work
  • healthy, confident individuals ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society

The schools in Swansea were early joiners in the Eco schools scheme and have continued with this interest. The new curriculum will enable Swansea schools to continue to and develop their interest in environmental issues.

Energy Sparks

Energy Sparks is a registered charity providing an online energy analysis tool and energy education programme specifically designed to help schools reduce their electricity and gas usage through the analysis of smart meter data. Energy Sparks helps pupils and the wider school community to reduce their school's carbon emissions and make a real contribution to addressing the 'climate emergency'. 

Energy Sparks is currently working with over 220 schools across 16 local authorities, including 30 schools in the Swansea Council area.

All schools in Swansea have been funded through Swansea Councils ERF fund to join energy sparks for 1 year to enable them to start their energy saving and decarbonisation journey in the most effective way. There are other measures for schools planned over the next academic year and beyond, that will be put in place to assist schools to save money and carbon for them to play their part in Swansea reaching net zero.

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Minister opens £11.5m new home for school

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No pupil has to go without period products

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Pupils gain insight into construction at £9.9m new school

Comprehensive school pupils have been given an insight into the construction industry thanks to contractors working on a £9.9m new home for a Welsh medium primary school in Swansea.
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