The Climate Connection – Making our school green

Use this video and lesson plan with your learners to highlight environmental initiatives that can be implemented in your school.

A bicycle with the words 'Making our school green'

About this resource

This free education resource has been developed based on films submitted in 2021 to the British Council’s ‘Climate action – school video competition’.

This video in the Climate Connections series looks in detail at projects in three schools, which aim to solve local and global problems through active pupil engagement in environmental challenges. Using student videos mainly from Indonesia and one from Lebanon, the video gives a youth voice on projects in planting and water conservation. A common theme is the determination of school communities to act where they see problems. 

The video is approximately 5.40 minutes, comes with a full set of teaching and student resources for a 60-minute ELT lesson themed on solving Environmental problems, and is in English graded at CEFR level B1. 

The British Council’s Climate Connection is a global initiative, uniting people around the world to meet the climate challenge.

Learning outcomes:

  • Use words related to the greenhouse effect
  • Discuss important ways to protect the planet
  • Write social media posts to encourage people to come to an event

Age and level:

13-17 (B1)


60 minutes + optional 90-minute CLIL Project


The materials can be downloaded below in PDF format.

Teacher guide362.42 KB

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