Workshop on Schools, Communities and Sustainability


Event details

Tuesday 11 July 2023
Sign up here by 4 July.


You are warmly invited to join a workshop on the theme of “schools, communities and sustainability”.

The aim is to understand how schools may play a stronger role in place-based environmental sustainability, neighbourhood regeneration, social and economic justice and community cohesion. The workshop will be an opportunity to hear from key stakeholders and forge an interdisciplinary research and practice agenda.

We will hear from academics, schools and community organisations about the priorities they have and the key questions researchers and practitioners can address together. This includes local initiatives based in Sheffield - including confirmed participation from Schools Climate Education South Yorkshire, the Geographical Association and Green City Action - and national projects such as the West End Children’s Community in Newcastle.

The day will be a mix of presentations, Q and A and workshop activities. We will finish in the afternoon with an interactive mapping workshop in which we will collaboratively build key areas for action and research around the themes of schools, communities and sustainability.

A detailed programme will be circulated nearer the time. The workshop is open to researchers, educators, and community practitioners interested in being part of an exploratory conversation about how we can harness and support schools to contribute to wider social, environmental and economic place-based goals. The workshop is free to attend and lunch will be provided. Places may be restricted depending on demand. We have some limited funding to help with travel costs. If you would require support, please indicate this on the registration form.

We will seek to support as many requests as we can, noting that we may need to prioritise if there is high demand.

If you can’t come to the workshop, but would like to contribute in advance, and/or stay in touch with the activity as it develops, please complete this form


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