How can we empower students to act as part of our work to lower carbon emissions in school? Jo Foster offers 10 ideas from the Carbon Researchers project

Young people have the capacity to change the world. If their education empowers them with the right tools, I have seen time and time again that school-aged students can contribute and make a difference in their communities right now.

Ultimately, it will be down to our young people to solve the climate emergency. So, what better way to inspire the next generation of change-makers, than by giving them opportunities to become active citizens empowered to solve some of the most pressing issues we face.

The focus of the Institute for Research in Schools (IRIS) is on empowering students from all backgrounds to be change-makers, by putting them in charge at every stage of a project which increases their knowledge, skills, and confidence.

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