Climate education 

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Image caption: Image 1: Royal College of Art students working with primary schools on the Mudlarks project

Climate education is a key priority for the Education Service as it is children and young people’s futures that will be most affected by decisions taken today.

The education service, climate unit and resident-led Climate and Ecological Emergency Commission have been working together to tackle the climate emergency which Hammersmith & Fulham declared in July 2019.

We have a range of exciting projects and resources listed below that we invite you to get involved with.  


Mudlarks  

The Mudlarks project in partnership with local charity, Urbanwise.London has bought together primary children and local businesses in a range of climate related activities and workshops from cleaning up our waterways to creating a music video. 

More information can be found at: Urbanwise London 

Video: Mudlarks 3R Song - Mudlarks Summer Challenge 2020

  • Mudlarks 3R's song lyrics

    Wouldn’t it be better if people cared more about the environment we live in?
    Wouldn’t it be better if we all chipped in to change the way we live right now?
    Wouldn’t it be cool?
    Wouldn’t it be fun?
    Wouldn’t it be most incredible for sure?

    Wouldn’t it be better to reduce our use of plastics on a daily basis?
    Wouldn’t it be better to choose to use things with less packaging each day?
    Wouldn’t it be cool?
    Wouldn’t it be fun?
    Wouldn’t it be most incredible for sure?

    Wouldn’t it be better to reduce instead of wasting money buying more?
    Wouldn’t it be better if we all just used things that we already have?
    Wouldn’t it be cool?
    Wouldn’t it be fun?
    Wouldn’t it be most incredible for sure?

    Wouldn’t it be better if we recycled everything that we possibly can?
    Wouldn’t it be better to save our world by recycling everything at hand?
    Wouldn’t it be cool?
    Wouldn’t it be fun?
    Wouldn’t it be most incredible for sure?
    Wouldn’t it be cool?
    Wouldn’t it be fun?
    Wouldn’t it be most incredible for sure?

    Reduce, re-use, recycle
    Reduce, re-use, recycle
    Reduce, re-use, recycle for evermore


Summer in the City programme: Recovery of Nature 

Our annual Summer in the City programme engages children and families with the environment and ecology to further understand the impact of nature and being outdoors upon our community’s health.  

More information can be found at: Summer in the City 


Climate Education Guide for Educators

Climate Education Group  

H&F host two Climate Education Groups for primary and secondary teachers each term to share learning and creative ways to engage their school community with climate education projects.  

More information can be found at: Climate Education Guide for Educators | Lilla Huset

Climate Education Guide

We developed a Climate Education Guide alongside the Climate Education Group as a free open resource for schools to use both nationally and internationally. 

More information can be found at: Climate Education Guide for Educators | Lilla Huset

An accessible version can be found at: Climate Education Guide

EduCCate Global 

Many of our teachers have completed the UN backed climate accreditation EduCCate Global.  

More information can be found at: Climate Education Guide for Educators | Lilla Huset


Calendar of climate days 

Our climate calendar lists some of the key annual climate days alongside ideas and resources of how to celebrate them.  

Calendar of Climate Days (pdf)


International & local conferences  

Teachers have been supported to attend international climate conferences and children have led their own climate conference in the borough.  

Video: Urbanwise.London Mudlarks Conference 2019

  • Mudlarks conference 

    On Wednesday 3 July, local school children showcased the results of this first year of the new H&F Mudlarks project at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith. A partnership between H&F Education and Urbanwise.London.

    5 key local primary schools participated, forging links and gathering valuable support from BBC studios, Lyric Theatre, Thames 21, Plogolution, The Royal College of Art and The Whale Company.

    Speakers included:

    • Jan Parnell, Assistant Director of Education, Hammersmith & Fulham Council
    • Jonathan Williams, BBC Executive Producer, Oceans: Our Blue Planet 3D
    • Praveen Gopalan, Sustainability Executive, BBC studios
    • Councillor Larry Culhane, Cabinet Member for Children and Education, Hammersmith & Fulham Council

    Schools included:

    • Brackenbury Primary School
    • Avonmore Primary School
    • St John Walham Green
    • John Betts Primary
    • Miles Coverdale Primary 
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Image caption: Image 2 Miles Coverdale and Fulham Academy Trust pupils and staff participating virtually in the Madrid UN COP 25 conference. 

Youth Council 

Our Youth Council are active in climate change with Hammersmith & Fulham Council being the first London authority to give its support to the 2020 Youth Climate Summit. 

More information can be found at: Youth Council 


Climate news 

To keep up to date with what we’re doing as a council to tackle the climate and ecological emergency and read community stories please sign up to our Climate Connects Newsletter written in collaboration with the Climate Unit.

Subscribe to Climate Connects


Contact us 

For more information on our Climate Education Projects please contact: 

Diana Edgecombe – Special Projects Manager 
Diana.Edgecombe@lbhf.gov.uk
07973 734839 

Michelle Rebelo – Project Consultant  
Michelle.Rebelo-HF@lbhf.gov.uk