An award-winning programme for schools that empowers students aged 7-14 to unite in compassion and take collective action on the environmental and social causes they care about, whilst contributing to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
Use our library of free engaging classroom resources, including lesson plans, factsheets, worksheets, and assembly packs, to guide students through a student-led, collaborative process of designing and delivering a social action project in their community.
How to take part:
BENEFITS FOR SCHOOLS
Through getting stuck into their Dirt Is Good Journey, Changemakers will:
- Feel motivated and empowered to create change together
- Develop the skills, knowledge, and confidence to help people and nature
- View their peers as more compassionate and caring
- Nurture a sense of togetherness and trust in their peers
We spoke to young people about how they feel about the environment, and what they think others think. Watch the video to see how much young people really do care.
Research by Global Action Plan found a 'Values Perception Gap' in young people: believing that others do not care about social and environmental issues when actually they do.
The purpose of the Dirt Is Good Schools Programme is to narrow this gap and the negative impact it has on young people's wellbeing.
By normalising taking action towards causes young people care about, they will benefit from improved emotional well-being, feel less worried about the future, and be more likely to act on the issues they care about.