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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?

What is the Let’s Go Zero National Schools Action Day?

The Let’s Go Zero National Schools Action Day is a day of climate action that any school, anywhere, can join. There are a range of climate themed-challenges and activities, and is a great opportunity for students to get moving and explore their passion for sustainability.

The National Schools Action Day is on the 21st of June this year – but don’t worry if you can’t make this date, you can take part on any day that works for you. Discover more here.

How do we sign up, and what information do you need?

There is no registration process, simply visit the Let's Go Zero webpage here to get your activity page!

Will there be a lot to organise?

It’s completely free to take part, and we’ll provide you with everything you need to make sure your student’s involvement is easy, successful and (most importantly) fun. There are lots of ways to get involved, and engage your students, and you can choose what suits your school, and its busy timetable, best.

What is the Message on Climate Action?

The baton we carry from Ben Nevis to Big Ben contains a video message stating;

What do we do when we're running out of time? We get moving!

We are calling on everyone – from national government to local government; from individuals to communities; from schools to businesses – to work together to protect our world now and for future generations.

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!

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

The relay is only open for those over 18, so they would not be able to run in the relay (teachers are very welcome though).

You can always hold your own relay event on the Schools Action Day - don’t forget to share your activities with us.

Check out the relay route – if your school is located along the route, we’d love for your students to come cheer our runners on. Please contact our schools coordinator at [email protected] and we can let you know the date and time the relay will reach you.

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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