The Young People's Trust for the Environment is a charity set up to encourage young people's understanding of the environment. Founded back in 1982, it aims to give young people a real awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, deforestation and endangered flora & fauna. 

It also aims to provide balanced views to take into account the realities of the modern world.  Young people need to know all of the facts in order to make their own decisions about how they want to shape their world for the future.

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Better Planet Schools

Better Planet Schools is an online environmental education programme, created by the Young People's Trust for the Environment to engage children and teachers in the UK's primary schools. The programme aims to engage students and teachers to learn about and take action on key issues like saving energy to tackle climate change; reducing use of plastics and other waste and increasing recycling; fast fashion; air pollution; and creating new habitats for wildlife to thrive. Schools choose three learning 'modules' per year, with each module lasting a school term. With new modules being created each year, children and schools can be engaged year after year in learning more about key environmental issues and how they can make a difference with their actions.

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Home Learning Packs

Supporting parents and carers during the Covid-19 lockdown

YPTE is compiling Home Learning Packs to support parents and carers.  We will be producing a new pack each week, to be released every Friday for the duration of the lockdown. 

Home Learning Packs will include suggestions for activities requiring no special materials other than those you may find around the house, that you can do alongside your children, or that they can do independently, whilst you are working from home.

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Home Learning Packs


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