Globeducate has 55 schools located across France, Spain, UK Italy, Portugal, Canada, Andorra, Qatar and India, and it is expected the partnership will impact on the education of more than 25,000 young people.
“It allows us to engage a global educational community at this pivotal time for our planet”
Launched in January in schools in Canada, Europe and Asia, the Global Agenda for change program will see all schools host screenings of the Netflix ‘Our Planet’ series and educational activities associated with it for the school community.
Students will also take part in the charity´s Wear it Wild event in June, raising money to protect endangered species.
Other activities will include students attending a summit at the WWF-UK Living Planet Centre, guest speaker events at individual schools, and attendance for students in the UK at the David Attenborough Premiere screening at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
With the WWF having played a key role in identifying the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, chief education officer of Globeducate, Daniel Jones, said it was a natural partnership for the group.
“WWF will support our schools in sourcing inspirational speakers and our teachers will have access to online training,” he explained.
Daniel Jones and Matt Larsen-Daw
“We are delighted to be the first international schools’ group to work this closely with WWF.”
Our Planet Education manager at WWF-UK, Matt Larsen-Daw, added that the challenges that lie ahead for society as a result of climate change and biodiversity loss are global ones.
“Connecting students, teachers and educational programs across borders is, therefore, a powerful tool in preparing the next generations to tackle these challenges and play a key role in defining a sustainable future,” he said.
“WWF’s partnership with Globeducate schools is crucial, allowing us to inspire and engage a global educational community at this pivotal time for our planet.”