An excerpt from an article that I wrote for 'The Phoenix', a newletter by climate journalist Eric Holthaus, which focusses "most closely on humanizing this planetary emergency: being transparent about the challenges we’re facing and the complex emotions we’re all feeling, and being honest about what we need to do to radically transform our society." The banner image is original art produced for 'The Phoenix' by Laila Arêde.
A combination of research and experience has led me to strongly believe that climate change should be considered a safeguarding issue, therefore senior leadership at any school should give it greater attention. If you are a teacher in need of a compelling argument to take to your SLT, this could be it.
As schools start thinking about a return to residential fieldtrips, I share, for the first time, some traumatic memories in order to encourage all educators who engage in fieldwork, field centers and tutors to reflect and consider the extent they create a safe environment for all children, in this case, gender non-conforming and transgender children. Content warning included.
Live Now: My GeogPod Interview where I talk to John Lyon about why climate change is a safeguarding issue, eco-anxiety, how to navigate the politics of climate change, and teaching students to think critically about the climate.
This week, the Autumn 2020 edition of the Geographical Association's GA magazine was published. Published in the it is an article I authored titled "Climate Change - A Safeguarding Issue?". I feel now is the right time to put forward the argument that climate change issues should be considered when it comes to a school's safeguarding duties.