Layla Moran used an Oral Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) yesterday to press for cross-departmental working to ensure that primary school children learn about climate change as part of the national curriculum.
Moran highlighted a letter sent by a nine-year old at West Oxford Community Primary School to make her point. The child write to Layla saying: “Words are not enough – urgent action is needed within the next decade if the world is going to survive as we know it.”
She pressed for the Government to work across Departments to ensure that the importance of tackling climate change was taught to students in Key Stages 1 and 2, something many schools already do.
Commenting after her question, Layla said:
“I love getting beautifully handwritten letters from children in my constituency.
“What’s clear to them is that we all need to do more – this is a climate emergency. The students from West Oxford Community Primary School did learn about it, but many don’t.
“Kids need to have an understanding of what threatens their future. I hope the Government listens.”