UNICEF invites students and teachers to celebrate World Environment Day together by participating in the World's Largest Lesson

30 May 2024
Covert of the lesson plan
UNICEF

Bucharest, 30 May 2024. UNICEF is inviting students and teachers in Romania to join the World Largest Lesson global initiative by organizing a classroom activity on preventing the negative effects of climate change from 30 May to 7 June 2024. The activity is organised on the occasion of World Environment Day, celebrated on 5 June.

Titled "Become a climate changemaker!", the lesson promotes Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 13, which refer to quality education and climate action. Participating in the lesson, children can reflect on the importance of environmental education and the need for all children to benefit from this type of education. As part of the lesson, students aged 8 to 18 are encouraged and guided to discuss and design messages to participants at COP29 - the United Nations Climate Change Conference in 2024, to be held in November this year, in the form of a letter.

UNICEF and its partner HoltIS Association invite teachers to register by going tohttps://www.qie.ro/climatechange/ and downloading the teaching materials and will organise a 30-60 minute activity with the students by 7 June. Teachers can report the activity on the platform by 12 June and all those who complete all the steps will receive a certificate of participation in the activity. For the first time this year, teaching materials will also be available in Hungarian.

"We encourage students and teachers to join our initiative and organise a lesson on a topic that is of growing concern to us today: climate change and respect of the environment, the effects of climate change and the need for education to act as effectively as possible to limit the negative effects of climate change. The World's Largest Lesson is an initiative of Project Everyone, whose partners are UNICEF and UNESCO, and promotes the use of the Sustainable Development Goals in learning so that children and young people can contribute to a better future for all. Year after year, more and more students from Romania participate in this initiative and we hope that we will break a new participation record this year", said Jean-Benoit Manhes, UNICEF Acting Representative in Romania.

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