Exploring sustainability in the classroom: 5 free resources

Encouraging conversations about sustainability has never been more important. Here are five free resources you can use in your classroom to bring this complex topic to life for your students.


Marine Conservation Society: fun and learning

Plastic pollution, overfishing and rising water temperatures are just some of the issues affecting the health of the world’s oceans. The Marine Conservation Society’s learning resources inspire ocean discovery for young people of all ages. The resources are also linked to the UK curriculum and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Diverse Educators: Global Citizenship Toolkit

This toolkit examines what global citizenship education means, and looks at what resources and opportunities exist for teachers. The resources highlighted help educators to reflect on how the world is changing and the skills and values that young people will need to thrive in the future. The toolkit has been put together by Dr Harriet Marshall, Head of Educational Research at Lyfta.


Lyfta: Beachcomber storyworld

This storyworld is one of many on the platform focusing on sustainability and is available for free with an instant-access Lyfta Starter account (no credit card required). Beachcomber tells the story of Rob, an activist and artist from Cornwall who raises awareness about plastic pollution with his work. The storyworld includes a powerful short film, immersive 360 degree environments, and lesson and assembly plans covering sustainability and materials.


Global Dimension resources

Global Dimension have gathered a huge range of environment and sustainability learning resources to explore, including a global learning wall planner, Reboot the Future, their monthly series of themed activities and resources and activities on everything from climate action to food waste.


WWF resources for schools

The World Wildlife Fund has created a range of free resources to support teachers and pupils to put sustainability at the heart of your school. Topics covered include climate change, rainforests and citizenship, and all resources aim to raise awareness about the environmental challenges we face.

Lyfta offer free access to their platform and all resources for free for 30 days for anyone in a school setting who joins our 60 min webinar. Find a date here.


Written by: Lyfta
Published on: 12 August 2022