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Carbon Ruins teacher workshop

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24 Jan 2024 5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Manchester Museum, Oxford Road

Free, booking required

Carbon Ruins teacher CPD workshop

For KS2, KS3 and KS4 educators who want to support creative and hopeful learning about climate change

Carbon Ruins is an exhibition that imagines a future when the UK has reached net zero carbon emissions.

It brings together 12 objects, selected by local primary and secondary school pupils, to tell a story about our journey to zero carbon, and we are looking for new submissions and ideas for what to display in 2024.

A project for KS2, KS3 and KS4 groups, it aims to explore topics such as climate change, the environmental crisis and global heating in a creative and hopeful way.

This CPD event is ideal for anyone who supports KS2, KS3 and KS4 students in a school setting. You may be a class teacher or teaching assistant, you may run an after school eco-club or oversee environmental activities across your setting. If you have direct or indirect access to KS2-4 learners, we’d love you to join us and find out more about the project and how you can take part.


What will I do? 

During this CPD event, we’ll share resources and techniques that will support you to deliver this project at school. You will have a chance to see the Carbon Ruins Manchester exhibition, showcasing 12 objects and their stories from local primary and secondary schools that are currently on display in Manchester Museum. You will also find out how these stories were developed, with a chance to speak to some of the teachers whose groups are featured in the exhibition.

We’ll walk you through the process of selecting an object and creating a story to describe the change it represents so that, by the end of the event, you’ll have the confidence and inspiration to deliver this creative project with your own group.

This event will bring together educators and museum staff with a shared passion for delivering climate change education that supports learners to connect with topics in a creative and hopeful way and is a chance to meet and share ideas over light refreshments!

Why should I take part? 

Carbon Ruins is all about how museums work – how they select objects, tell stories, and create experiences – and by imagining a positive future world, it offers a uniquely creative and hopeful way of approaching climate change. It also encourages participants to think big and to shift the focus away from individual action towards large scale collective action and systemic change.

We’re convinced that you’ll find that Carbon Ruins will provide you with an engaging, creative and hopeful way of approaching some of the most pressing issues of our time. By taking part in the process you’ll feel ready to deliver the project with your group.

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