A leading developer of primary-level educational content is offering a selection of resources for free ahead of The Great Big Green Week (18–26 September) – an event organised by The Climate Coalition (TCC).
Informed by the knowledge and insights of TCC, Busy Things – a firm that provides games and activities that span the entire curriculum, catering to young people aged 3–11 – has put together a range of games and activities set to educate young people on topics surrounding climate change.
Among the free bundle is a simulator-style game called ‘Tree World’, which introduces children to the carbon cycle and explores how carbon dioxide is produced. The aim is for players to create a balanced planet where all life on Earth can live comfortably alongside each other.
Other resources take a more general approach to the subject of climate change, including topics such as deforestation, the impact on sea levels, and the advantages/disadvantages of different energy sources. Supported by current statistics and aligned with curriculum objectives, the resources can be accessed for free via the Busy Things website throughout The Great Big Green Week.
“Climate change is a huge issue, which provokes many questions from children and adults alike,” said Rachel Hall, MD of Busy Things. “We feel very strongly about it and if we can provide robust, age-appropriate content that helps teachers, and by extension children, understand the factors that contribute to global warming, we will be playing our part to help the next generation make informed decisions that will lead to a cleaner, more secure future.”
Stuart Neaverson of TCC holds similar beliefs, saying: “Climate change doesn’t care about our differences, and that’s why people here in the UK and across the world are putting them aside and doing what we can to tackle climate change – including playing new creative games like Tree World.
“We’re delighted Busy Things are taking part in The Great Big Green Week, an explosion of climate action across the UK. People from all walks of life and of all ages will be united by our knowledge that we can still stop the worst effects of climate change.”
Schools that request access will benefit from all the games mentioned above, as well as the 1,200+ other activities featured on the platform. For more details about The Great Big Green Week, click here.