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Mr Ritson Qualifies As Climate Change Teacher

Student with Mr Ritson

Craig Ritson (pictured right), Geography Teacher at St Paul’s Catholic School, has gained accreditation from the United Nations for successfully completing the eduCCate Global Climate Change Teacher Academy Course. Mr Ritson believes he is the first teacher in Milton Keynes to undertake and pass all of the assessments required to be a climate change teacher.

To achieve his certification he spent the summer holidays studying and completing courses in:

  • Climate Change International Legal Regime
  • Human Health and Climate Change
  • Cities and Climate Change
  • Children and Climate Change
  • Gender and Environment (Module 1; Introduction)

Mr Ritson explained: “A climate change teacher’s role is to develop and create a knowledge base for students to know more about climate change than just the plastic bag problems. It is to do with gender, children, environment, ecosystems, cities and transport. By doing this course it will enable the school to consider and develop a culture of thinking of the environment and people choosing to protect the areas where we live.”

One of St Paul’s Year 12 geographers, Barimah, has also successfully completed the online course ‘Climate Change International Legal Regime’.

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