To help us think about what is needed to create a long-term vision and plan for education in England, Carl Ward (FED Chair), hosts a series of ‘In Conversation With’ videos with significant influential individuals to help move our thinking forward.
This week we are delighted to present our latest instalment with Lord Jim Knight of Weymouth, FED Ambassador and Council Member, who works in education, digital technology, and as a legislator. Jim is passionate about sustainability, the environment and giving greater agency to our people.
In this important and timely conversation, you will hear Jim talk about his private member’s bill, Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill, currently working its way through the House of Lords to enable young people to make the link to really understand that they too can do something about climate change and that we all have a role to play. Jim describes how the bill, developed with Sustainable and Environment Education and Teach the Future, reinvigorates the citizenship curriculum by adding a third core aim to the National Curriculum ‘for schools to nurture in young people, the ethos and ability to care for oneself, for one another and the natural environment, for present and future generations’.