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Get Active And Inspired On National Schools Action Day!

On Wednesday 21 June, join schools across the UK as they get active in a day linking exercise with climate action. 

We’re excited to let you know that Let’s Go Zero and all coalition members are partnering with Running Out of Time, Earth Cubs and #ShowYourStripes to build the momentum in a National Schools Action Day on Wednesday 21st June 2023, when hundreds of schools will join together in a national celebration of the incredible work that is taking place to combat climate change and biodiversity loss.

Let’s Go Zero National Schools Action Day will promote a range of climate themed-challenges and activities, and is a great opportunity for students to get moving and explore their passion for sustainability.  

To find out more and get involved! 

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National Schools Action Day Toolkit

Please click on the link below to download a pdf detailing recommended activities to engage and empower your students! A set of additional activities will be updated regularly with additional climate action resources from our education partners.

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Track the relay live

Your school can follow the relay on its journey from Ben Nevis to Big Ben. Find out more about the places and exciting projects we visit along the way by clicking the Planet Pledges link in our menu.

Going Live June 10th!

Show your Stripes & get active!

On the day we’re asking schools to help students get active for 15 minutes or more. Whether it’s lapping the track in their own relay, dancing around their classroom, or lining up as part of the #ShowYourStripes challenge – everyone can take part!

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Got questions?

How do schools fit into the relay?

One of our big focuses for this year’s relay is giving young people a voice on climate change. We’re going into schools across the country, as a means of connecting them up with a national movement, recognising their own work in the local community, and inspiring even more action.

How many schools are involved?

We’re excited to be visiting 50 schools on our route from Ben Nevis to Big Ben, including primary, secondary, and Special Educational Needs providers. Our school visits promise to be one of the highlights of the relay, with each event planned around the school to include assemblies, mini relays, and sustainability demonstrations, focusing on recognising fantastic eco initiatives in schools up and down the country, and inspiring more action.

Can my school still get involved?

While sign-ups for schools being involved directly in the relay are now over, we’d still love to hear from you if you’re keen to be a part of the relay. We have loads of brilliant partner organisations, who offer a wealth of resources and expertise to help enrich your sustainability curriculum. In particular, see below our information about the Climate Action Countdown, running at the same time as the relay.

Equally, our wider network may be able to organise a visit around the time of the relay, so please reach out to our Schools’ Co-ordinator at [email protected] and they will see what we can do.

Can school pupils join in the Running Out of Time Relay?

The relay is only open to register for those over 18, so they would not be able to run in the relay unless prior arrangements have been made with the school from our team.

Equally, if the relay passes close by to your school, we’d love to have you out cheering us on as we come past, injecting energy and enthusiasm into our positive cause. Please contact our schools’ coordinator at [email protected] and we can let you know the date and time the relay will reach you.

Can parents take part too?

Absolutely! We’re inviting EVERYONE in all schools to take part.

Students, teachers, support staff and parents... even your classroom pet. Get involved and get active!

What is the message in the baton?

The message in the baton supports the Climate Coalition’s national United for People, Climate and Nature campaign. It calls for politicians of all parties - and leaders in all walks of life - to cut emissions, restore nature, and help those most affected by climate change.

The message will be placed in the baton at launch and will be read out by people of all backgrounds and ages along the Relay route before being delivered to Westminster at the Relay finale on July 4th.

From the Climate Coalition

“People across the UK are already taking action to tackle climate change and protect nature and 83% of people in the UK think the government should do more to tackle climate change. It’s time for all politicians to follow suit and commit to ambitious action ahead of the UK general election and in this critical decade for our planet.

What is the Climate Action Countdown?

The Climate Action Countdown is Let’s Go Zero’s annual climate action challenge.

Their campaign is supporting schools to reach zero carbon by 2030. Remember, your small actions add up to one big difference.

This year it runs from 7 June to 5 July, during which time schools around the UK are taking on a different activity linked to sustainability every day.

How can I sign up for the Climate Action Countdown?

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or pupil, you can sign up here for 29 days of fun, inclusive, inspiring action!

Education Partners

Our Global Schools Action Day is backed by the best!

We’ve partnered with some incredible organisations leading the charge on climate education. As a registered school you will have access to all their educational resources and campaigns for free.

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Our carbon footprint pledge ♻️

We are passionate about ensuring that this relay, and all the good it aims to achieve, does not come at the expense of this tiny blue dot we call home. Our baton will be made from recycled materials, no event merchandise is being produced, event signage will be kept to a minimum, and we’ll regularly be encouraging our participants to take up plogging (the art of picking up rubbish whilst jogging) during their training runs.

However, we know we are not perfect and we’re always up for hearing about ways to improve!

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