Transform Our World Youth Summit

 

Catch up on the Transform Our World Youth Summit

 

As a Transform Our World user, you can access the content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit and catch up on the content across three themed days, looking at individual actions we can do, people in power we can influence and the importance of living our true values.  

 

Follow the links below and check out the timestamp guide to navigate the content.


A full overview of the timetable and what happened on each day is here in our Teacher Planner guide.

 

Action to Transform Our World- Check out our Dragon's Den style events as well as other sessions including Forest of Promises with WWF UK, the Great Green Game with PPL PWR and Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.  Catch up on Action Day

 

Power to Transform Our World- Explore our Big Discussions as well as Powerful Questions from the Politics Project, Green careers with WWF UK, Artivism for Nature with World's Largest Lesson, Policy for Good with Marine Conservation Society and a youth panel from COP26. Catch up on Power Day

 

Values to Transform Our World - Hear young people from the UK Schools Sustainability Network talking about what their COP26 visit meant to them, Be The Change you want to see in the World with ThoughtBox Education, write a Letter to the Earth and find out how as an educator you can nurture students' compassionate values in the Generation Action session with Global Action Plan. Catch up on Values Day 

 

You will need to sign in to Transform Our World to view, registering is quick and easy and gives you access to a wide range of resources and events.

 

As a registered user of Transform Our World, you will have access to the Youth Summit.

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COP26 Schools Pack

 

Ahead of the Transform Our World Youth Summit and COP26 we recommend using the official COP26 schools pack to introduce the conference into the classroom in an easy and accessible way for teachers and students. 

 

It has been created by Twinkl, WWF and partners and is filled with ideas and tools designed to help your school be a part of the growing green momentum.

 

There are resources for everyone between the ages of 5 to 16. 

 

 

Find the COP26 Schools Pack here

 

 

Timetable of events

 

 

Wednesday 3rd November

Action to Transform Our World

 

Events focus on what I can do to Transform our World.

 

Action day will feature sessions on practical ideas that young people can do together to make change. The core session for Action Day ise a Dragons Den style event, with students proposing their ideas to a panel of sustainability experts and school staff.

 

Have you missed today's sessions? You can watch them again on Transform Our World.

A daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on what is happening at COP26 in Glasgow. 

 

Key stage: KS2-5

A daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on the day ahead at the Transform our World Summit – discussing what events are coming up, and how they reflect the theme of Action to Transform our World.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Join WWF UK to send a message to world leaders, starting a conversation in the wider community about the changes needed to address climate change. 

 

Key stage: KS2

Year 6 pupils from Freshford Church School talk about their school's energy saving journey working with the charity, Energy Sparks. The pupils will talk about the actions they've taken to save energy in the classroom and the school kitchens, and their project to install solar panels on the school roof. They will also demonstrate how Energy Sparks has helped and motivated pupils at the school to save energy by presenting their smart meter data to show them when and how much they are using energy and rewarding them for taking action to reduce energy. 

 

Key Stage: KS2

Join our Dragon’s Den event as a panellist and hear from Action for Conservation groups of students around the UK as they present social action projects they’ve been doing. This is an opportunity to learn about social action projects you could undertake yourself, as well as ask questions to students.  

 

Key stage: KS2

Careers session discussing what green jobs are out there, and how you can focus your skills and experience to get to where you want to be. Panel featuring teachers, professionals, and careers advisor. Opportunity for students to submit their questions live.  

 

Key stage: KS5

Join Solutions for the Planet to hear about their big ideas on nature, oceans and water. Their BIG IDEAS sessions are short and sharp!  The quick-fire 10-minute slots will inspire the students and get us ALL thinking outside the box. The session will start with an introduction to the topic before we hear a number of handpicked video from students sharing their BIG IDEAS. 

 

Key stage: KS2

Join our Dragon’s Den event as a panellist and hear from Action for Conservation groups of students around the UK as they present social action projects they’ve been doing. This is an opportunity to learn about social action projects you could undertake yourself, as well as ask questions to students.   

 

Key stage: KS3-5

Join WWF UK to send a message to world leaders, starting a conversation in the wider community about the changes needed to address climate change. 

 

Key stage: KS3-4

Anger, frustration, overwhelm, despair - all natural emotional responses to climate change. In this session, learn from Force of Nature founder Clover Hogan about the rise of eco-anxiety; the role of mental health in activism; and how we can begin to channel difficult feelings into action.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Join our Youth Ambassadors as they discuss practical ways everyone can undertake to live a greener and more sustainable life. They will be touching on a range of topics from fast fashion and green washing to air pollution. They will be showing how all these topics link together and not only have an impact on our planet and climate but also the social implications.  

 

Key stage: KS2-4

Think you know all there is to know about sustainability? Join Katya and Molkie from PPL PWR who will test your knowledge on all things sustainable: from pollution to nature, energy to climate change. Will get you get top marks?

 

Resources required: paper and pen/pencil to write answers

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Based on years of experience, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will help you rewild your school. Giving ideas and examples from their experience of making spaces better for wildlife, from small to big. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to conserving, protecting, and restoring wildlife and wild places in Yorkshire. 

 

Key stage: KS3-4

This session will involve the screening of the UKSSN INSET video, sharing thoughts, ideas, and tips from over 30 individuals from across the UK - including teachers, students, and representatives from various organisations - culminating in a call to action from Lord Jim Knight, former Minister of State for Schools. It is aimed at secondary schools and sixth-form colleges, but some sections will be relevant to primary schools and other educational settings. 

 

Teacher CPD

Monday 8th November

Power to Transform Our World

 

Events focus on what world leaders need to do – how we can influence them to Transform Our World.

 

Power day features sessions looking at how system level change is needed to make change. The core session for Power Day is a debate. Young people pose darguments on a topic and as a group reflect on the statements presented.

 

Have you missed today's sessions? You can watch them again on Transform Our World.

A daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on what is happening at COP26 in Glasgow. 

 

Key stage: KS2-5

A daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on the day ahead at the Transform our World Summit – discussing what events are coming up, and how they reflect the theme of Power to Transform our World.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

In this session students will learn how to get the most out of a conversation with a politician. They will learn about how to effectively research the politician they will be speaking with and how to come up with really effective questions to get the most out of every conversation.

 

Key stage: KS2

Join Greenpeace to find out more about the link between industrial meat and deforestation. The session finishes with an activity to write a letter to Tesco, telling them to cut deforestation from their supply chains.

 

Key stage: KS3-5

Resources required: Pen & paper

Join our panellists who will be discussing how climate change should be embedded into the curriculum, sharing differing views on how this could be done. Opportunity for students to submit questions live to the panel and vote on their favourite ideas.  

 

Key stage: KS2

This session will look at the power young people have to shape the future by taking knowledge and skills around climate and sustainability with them into the world of work. It will cover the importance of sustainable skills in all sectors as we transition to a net zero society, the opportunity to be innovators and entrepreneurs at a time when there will be a rethinking of how we approach all sorts of aspects of life, and give practical advice about gaining these skills while at school and applying them to career pathway choices. 

 

Key Stage: KS4-5

Showcase of International Voice videos - hear from young people from across the globe talking about their hopes for the planet, what actions young people can take and what inspires them to take environmental action.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Join our panellists who will be discussing how we measure success as a society, discussing differing perspectives and introducing the concept of a wellbeing economy. Opportunity for students to submit questions live to the panel and vote on their favourite ideas.

 

Key stage: KS3-5

In this session students will learn how to get the most out of a conversation with a politician. They will learn about how to effectively research the politician they will be speaking with and how to come up with really effective questions to get the most out of every conversation.

 

Key stage: KS3-4

In this art lesson, students understand their personal connection and dependence on nature. They explore what it means to be Nature Positive and design a creative image of a tree, uploading it to a virtual forest as a demonstration of their commitment to being Nature Positive and wanting others to be too.

 

This session promotes the use of student’s creativity to transform our world into becoming more Nature Positive.

 

Key Stage: KS2

This youth-led event, featuring a keynote from Bear Grylls, will showcase the work and coordinated commitments and initiatives of a number of leading youth organisations, and host a discussion of the role that young people are playing in driving ambition, developing solutions and delivering nature based solutions to climate change.

 

The event is facilitated by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

 

Key stage: KS3-5

Join the Marine Conservation Society as they look at how new policy works best when there is community support, brought out by taking a bottom-up approach. Alice Tebb will discuss how to bring about positive change at a whole community level by reaching out beyond the boundary of school. Students will learn how to better understand their local wider community and effectively work together to uncover solutions that enable positive change.

 

Resources required: Pen & paper for note taking

Key stage: KS3-5

Wednesday 10th November

Values to Transform Our World

 

Events focus on reflecting on our own values as we Transform Our World. Values day features sessions looking at what matters to us and worldviews held by others who are successfully making positive change.

 

The core session for Values Day involves young people sharing their personal views on the planetary crisis.

 

Have you missed these sessions? You can watch them again on Transform Our World.

A daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on what is happening at COP26 in Glasgow. 

 

Key stage: KS2-5

A daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on the day ahead at the Transform our World Summit – discussing what events are coming up, and how they reflect the theme of Values to Transform our World.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Join us to watch an animated message from the year 2050. We'll be talking about the power of stories, explaining the digital storytelling process, and sharing youth-produced letters from the future. You will reflect on what you value most and imagine a hopeful future.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Humankind has damaged the natural world so much that we need to act now to save it. This is a fact that needs to be faced by all of us and which becomes obvious to children as soon as they read nature books, watch wildlife documentaries or are taught in school about the environment. Britain’s Got Talent stars SOS from the Kids share their ideas about the role of music and creativity in environmental activism. Find out how they deal with eco anxiety, what gives them positivity and purpose, and how kids of any age can join in.

 

Key stage: KS2

Letters to the Earth is a global participatory campaign, in response to the planetary crisis, that launched in collaboration with Culture Declares Emergency in 2019. For two years the public have been invited to put pen to paper and write a Letter to or from the Earth, other species, people in positions of power, or future or past generations. In its first month, a thousand letters were submitted – letters of love, loss, hope and action from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe. 

 

Contributing authors include Yoko Ono, Booker Prize winning author Ben Okri, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Laura Whitmore, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, indigenous activists in the Amazon and Philippines, world-renowned climate scientists and policy experts, children, teachers, nurses and journalists. A collection of curated letters has been published by HarperCollins UK and US in an award-winning book, Letters to the Earth, Writing to a Planet in Crisis, introduced by Emma Thompson and illustrated by Jackie Morris. Letters continue to be written and shared online, in schools, in lockdown, in performance and in communities. 

 

Key stage: KS2

Resources required: Pen and paper for students

A performance piece inspired by young people for the Youth Climate Summit 2020. Written, performed and produced by Kit Rackley. Find out more about the stories behind the lyrics and explore case-studies of positive climate action by young people at GeoRamblings.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

During the 2020 Youth Climate Summit, youth ambassadors interviewed a range of sustainability professionals. This is a showcase of some of the great conversations that were had about green careers, including Frederico Ballone (an environmental scientist), Caroline Lucas MP, Anna Turrell (Head of Environment at Tesco) and Nisreen Elseim (UN youth advisory group on climate change). 

 

Key Stage: KS4-5

Letters to the Earth is a global participatory campaign, in response to the planetary crisis, that launched in collaboration with Culture Declares Emergency in 2019. For two years the public have been invited to put pen to paper and write a Letter to or from the Earth, other species, people in positions of power, or future or past generations. In its first month, a thousand letters were submitted – letters of love, loss, hope and action from all walks of life and from every corner of the globe. 

 

Contributing authors include Yoko Ono, Booker Prize winning author Ben Okri, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Laura Whitmore, Green Party MP Caroline Lucas, indigenous activists in the Amazon and Philippines, world-renowned climate scientists and policy experts, children, teachers, nurses and journalists. A collection of curated letters has been published by HarperCollins UK and US in an award-winning book, Letters to the Earth, Writing to a Planet in Crisis, introduced by Emma Thompson and illustrated by Jackie Morris. Letters continue to be written and shared online, in schools, in lockdown, in performance and in communities. 

 

Key stage: KS3-5

Resources required: Pen and paper for students

A performance piece inspired by young people for the Youth Climate Summit 2020. Written, performed and produced by Kit Rackley. Find out more about the stories behind the lyrics and explore case-studies of positive climate action by young people at GeoRamblings.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Join us to watch an animated message from the year 2050. We'll be talking about the power of stories, explaining the digital storytelling process, and sharing youth-produced letters from the future. You will reflect on what you value most and imagine a hopeful future.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

This session, delivered by Lola from Ecolola Sustainability Ltdwill explore intersectionality in the context of environmentalismIntersectionality argues that there are multiple aspects to humanity including race, gender, class, sexual orientation, age, body type and many more. These aspects don’t exist separately from each other. They are inextricably linked meaning that individuals whose identities that overlap with a number of these minority classes will face many more threats of discrimination in their life. Intersectionality is vital to environmental activism because we must be aware of how environmental issues affect people across the world, and across the identity spectrum, if we want real solid change.  

 

Key stage: KS4-5

Hear from some of our UKSSN students who will have attended COP26 in Glasgow the week before (4th-7th November). Students will discuss their experience of attending the conference, what they were involved with and what they learnt.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Slideshow of Planetary International amazing ‘Words & Pictures for Your World' competition entries.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

A live, interactive workshop inviting young people to learn to align their passion with purpose and feel empowered to be the change they wish to see in the world.

 

In this session we will:

  • Meet some global changemakers who are ‘being the change’
  • Explore how to connect with our inner purpose
  • Understand how to move from overwhelm to action
  • Learn to become a systems thinker
  •  Start the journey to being the change we wish to see in the world

 

Key stage: KS3-5

 

Resources: Ahead of the session please watch the following 15 minute video introducing systems thinking. 

Hear from teenager Pangaea Finn, founder and director of Orangutan Gang, which has been raising funds and awareness of the palm oil, since 2013.

 

Key Stage: KS2-4

Young people are taking part in less social & environmental action than they would like to for the fear of not fitting in. This fear is widespread, but appears to be misplaced. Young people do care, they are compassionate & want to take action.

 

This session will help teachers to show their students that their natural compassion & care is the norm which will give young people the confidence to get stuck in on projects & activities that create real change. 

 

Teacher CPD

Friday 12th November

Transform Our World Youth Summit Finale

 

The final event focused on reflecting on the Summit and the journey we have taken.

 

This day features expert speakers and our Youth Presenters, reflecting on what has arisen from both COP26 and the Summit.

 

Have you missed these sessions? You can watch them again on Transform Our World.

Final update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on what has happened at COP26 in Glasgow.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Final daily update from our Youth Ambassadors reflecting on the Transform our World Summit.

 

Key stage: KS2-5

Join this one-hour session to find out more about the journey in which the Summit has taken you and your students on, looking at individual actions we can do, people in power we can influence and the importance of living our true values. Hear from a range of panellists, including young people, who discuss their own experiences of action, power and values, and the best ways forward to transform our world.


Whether you’ve watched one session from the Summit, or have tuned in all day every day, we encourage everyone to join this important conversation.

 

Key Stage: KS2-5

As a registered user of Transform Our World, you will have access to the Youth Summit.

Ensure you are signed up to the Transform Our World newsletter to receive information about the summit and how to access it on the day.

Frequently asked questions

 

Do you have any questions about the Transform Our World Youth Summit?

 

See the FAQs below, or if we haven't answered your question, please get in touch by email on [email protected] or using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

 

The Transform Our World Youth Summit is an online event that is taking place across four days during the global COP26 Climate Conference to bring UK schools together on an online journey of exploration.

 

Throughout the Summit, young people will learn about practical action, that they have a role to play and that they’re united in compassion with others who care like they do.

 

Each day will focus on a different theme of how we can all play a part in transforming our world, together. Through core sessions, tailored for both primary and secondary schools, and fringe events, each day will feature a range of activities for students to get involved with. Sessions will vary in length and will be driven by student involvement, with practical activities to get stuck into.

 

The event is coordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan and aims to empower students and teachers to become more ambitious with their school commitments in tackling the climate emergency.

The Summit will run over four days, Wednesday 3rd November, Monday 8th November, Wednesday 10th November and Friday 12th November 2021, with participants tuning in via an online livestream that will sit on the Transform Our World website.

 

Each day will focus on different themes that all link together, there will be various online sessions throughout the day that students and teachers can tune into when it suits them.

The Transform Our World Youth Summit is completely free to attend. It is also free to be signed up as a Transform Our World user. 

The event is aimed at young people between KS2-KS5 and teachers - whether in schools groups or independently you are welcome to join the Summit.  

 

There are sessions specifically for KS2 and others for KS3-5, however the majority of the sessions are relevant for all ages. Please read the information on each session to gauge suitability.

The Summit will run over four days, Wednesday 3rd November, Monday 8th November, Wednesday 10th November and Friday 12th November 2021, with participants tuning in via an online livestream that will sit on the Transform Our World website.

 

Any teacher or adult can access the events, all they need to do is be a registered users of Transform Our World and signed up to the newsletter to be kept up to date with the event details. 

 

The events can be viewed from any country in the world, although please note all times on the website are in GMT. 

 

Timings don't work for you? Don't worry, Recordings of the sessions will be available for you to view after the session has occurred. You will be able to access the sessions once logged into Transform our World.

As a registered user of Transform Our World, you will have access to the Youth Summit. Ensure you are signed up to the Transform Our World newsletter to receive information about the summit and how to access it on the day. 

 

If you are already a Transform Our World user but are not signed up to the newsletter you can update your preferences by logging into your Transform Our World account and going to “Team home” (at the top of your screen), then "Edit profile" and scroll down and select “Receive news on Transform Our World and updates on the Youth Summit including sessions details, speakers and how to access the event" and click the "submit" button to save your changes. 

 

If you are not already a user, join Transform Our World for free and select to “Receive news on Transform Our World and updates on the Youth Summit including sessions details, speakers and how to access the event”. 

To be kept up to date with the Transform Our World Youth Summit, make sure your are a signed up to Transform Our World (free) and have selected to “Receive news on Transform Our World and updates on the Youth Summit including sessions details, speakers and how to access the event”. 

 

If you are already a Transform Our World user but did not originally tick to receive the newsletter you can update your preferences by logging into your Transform Our World account and going to “Team home” (at the top of your screen), then "Edit profile" and scroll down and select “Receive news on Transform Our World and updates on the Youth Summit including sessions details, speakers and how to access the event" and click the "submit" button to save your changes. 

 

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Yes, all sessions will be recorded and freely available after the event. This will be via a YouTube recording of the stream that will have timestamps of the different sessions throughout the event days to help you find the session you are looking for. 

Each session is slightly different but there will always be a level of interactivity through the Slido (an audience interactive tool) e.g. polls or questions. Some sessions will also involve an activity for the class to do e.g. the Letters to the Earth session on Wednesday 10th November. 

 

We encourage students and classes to ask questions via the Slido throughout the event. You will not need an account or log in to use Slido.

The event has been designed for you to pick and choose the sessions you would like to join across the four days. Therefore, you do not have to attend all the sessions on each day however we do encourage you to join sessions for all four of the event days as it is designed to take you and your students on a journey. 

 

If you are limited on time we recommend attending the following sessions:

  • Day 1:  Forest of Promises with WWF, Dragon’s Den (Primary & Secondary sessions available), Focusing on your own Career
  • Day 2: The Big Discussion (Primary & Secondary sessions available), Are all careers Green? with WWF, Artivism for Nature
  • Day 3: Letters to the Earth (Primary & Secondary sessions available), Back from COP26, Who do you want to be? With Thoughtbox
  • Day 4: How can we Transform our World? – this session will summarise the Summit and inspire young people to think about how they can play a part in transforming our world

Youth Ambassadors

 

 

 

 

We have recruited a bunch of passionate young people, between the ages of 11-16 years old, from secondary schools across the UK to join in the design, organisation and promotion of the Transform Our World Youth Summit.

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Access catch up content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit

 

As a Transform Our World user, you can access the content from the Transform Our World Youth Summit and catch up on the content across three themed days, looking at individual actions we can do, people in power we can influence and the importance of living our true values.  

 

Follow the links below and check out the timestamp guide to navigate the content.

 

 

Catch up on Action Day

 

Catch up on Power Day

 

Catch up on Values Day

 

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