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Wednesday, 20 October 2021
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The UK will host the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow on 31 October – 12 November 2021.

Help your students learn more about the causes , effects and solutions of global climate change with this new Global Farming series produced by LEAF Education. Inspire them to be part of the generation that combats this global crisis.

These resources for primary and secondary school children include PowerPoints, teachers notes, activity sheets and links to a new series of mini case study videos illustrating how farmers are producing food for Sainsbury’s sustainably.  The full suite of mini videos are hosted on the new Sainsbury’s Global Farm website (www.sainsburysglobalfarm.com) developed in collaboration with LEAF Education.


- Encourage Primary school aged children to consider how climate change will affect common farmland wildlife.

- These Secondary activities introduce KS3/4 students to the realities of climate change and its link to biodiversity. Focusing on the impacts, causes and solutions.


- Use these Primary resources to give children an engaging way of learning about the different greenhouse gases and where they comes from and the possible impacts of global climate change.

- Find out how climate change may affect what we grow, with this Guided Exploration aimed at KS2/3 students, use the series of questions with suggested websites to investigate the answers.

- Explore the realities of climate change with these Secondary activities, focusing on the impacts, causes and possible solutions.


- These Primary activities explore the uses of plastic and the problems caused by plastic waste and look more closely at the use of plastic on a dairy farm and conduct an investigation to find the most environmentally friendly plastic milk bottle.

- Look at how farmers can reduce their plastic use and recycle more with brilliant activities designed for Secondary students.


- Explore what soil is made from with these Primary materials, the different soil types and answer the question ‘How can soil help prevent climate change?’ Then consider how food waste is linked to soils and climate change.

- Why not introduce your Secondary students to sustainable food production and how farmers can utilise excess farm produce.


- Learn about the water cycle with these resources aimed at Primary students and help them understand how water is related to global climate change; in addition find help delivering issues to do with floods and drought.

- These activities designed for Secondary students explore the water cycle and climate change; and the impacts, causes and possible solutions associated to sustainable water management.

  • NET ZERO - How we can all make a difference

- This Climate Change Booklet aimed at secondary students and produced by LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) highlights what farmers are doing to work towards net zero, the booklet also suggests small changes that everyone can make to help combat climate change. 

- Use the resources in this Climate change: working together for a safe and healthy world booklet to encourage students to explore related topics, to discuss them and to form their own views about how we can work together to address the mounting challenges.

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