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Pupils at Radstock Primary School were the first to recreate the stripes in this way.

How can my school get involved?

We are asking you to get your pupils and schools to come together to make their own version of the climate stripes to #ShowYourStripes and start classroom conversations about climate and how we can all help. We encourage you to be as creative as possible with recreating the stripes. The stripes can be used to link a wide range of subjects including art, geography, English, photography, PSHE and many more. We have gathered some ideas for inspiration on how to recreate the stripes.

  • Mural creation

    Collaborate between classes and subjects to create a large-scale mural of the warming stripes. Students can work together to paint, draw or collage the stripes on a prominent wall or display board within the school. Go a step further by collecting disposable waste (such as plastic bottles and bags) and paint these to match the stripes, or add words that pupils associate with climate action. This not only reinforces the concept of climate change, but also provides a visually striking piece of artwork for the school community.

  • Interactive displays

    For younger pupils, having an interactive display where they can physically arrange coloured blocks or tiles to represent each year’s temperature can help make the stripes more accessible.  Interactive displays could also be created at lunch, with biscuits or cupcakes coloured and arranged to recreate the stripes.

  • Recreate the stripes in the playground

    We have created a guide for schools to physically recreate a simplified version of the stripes in human form by wearing the different colours of the stripes and arranging pupils in a formation – why not give it a try?

    Download the Show Your Stripes guide.

We encourage teachers to have conversations with their pupils to explain the significance of the stripes, but also alleviate any climate or eco-anxiety that pupils may experience. The day can be used to celebrate climate scientists, local conservation efforts and the positive actions being taken by people across the world to help our planet. 

More resources for schools to talk about climate change are linked in the guide. 

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The Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education 2021
Queens Anniversary Prize for climate research and action
Times Higher Education Awards 2023
Winner of Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Leadership