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29/03/2020 News

YPTE to release free-to-download home teaching packs in partnership with Total

Total in the UK is pleased to support a new initiative from the Young People’s Trust for the Environment.

Home Learning Packs

 

In response to the UK school lockdown, the YPTE has put in place a series of free-to-download home teaching packs. Created by experts and an experienced Education Officer, these packs will help parents who are looking for quality education material, easy to deliver at home.

Each pack will contain key learning materials, along with suggestions for activities that children can do to reinforce their learning.

Total in the UK has been the proud sponsor of the YPTE since 2006. In 2019, Total launched a new partnership with YPTE, providing free Online Lesson Plans for all UK primary school teachers. Since its launch, 77.000 plans have been downloaded, which is enough to reach about 2.3 million children across the UK. The YPTE is now producing packs for parents to use at home rather than materials for teachers to use in schools.

Ladislas Paszkiewicz, Chair of Total in the UK said, “In these challenging times, we’re happy to work with the YPTE to quickly start producing learning packs for parents to use from home. We hope that it helps families and encourages children to keep exploring science and the environment.”

Peter Littlewood, Director of YPTE said, “We know that the days might be seeming very long now that children are at home all day with their parents. So we want to provide parents with some ideas for inspiring their kids to think about the natural world - things that the whole family can enjoy doing - that help to restore the link with nature. We have plans for lots more and there will be a new pack released every Friday until the school closures end.”

Total

Total is a major energy player, which produces and markets fuels, natural gas and low-carbon electricity. Our 100,000 employees are committed to better energy that is safer, more affordable, cleaner and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, our ambition is to become the responsible energy major. Created in 2006, the Better Energy School Awards celebrate and reward the huge enthusiasm, commitment and great energy for environmental learning by thousands of young people across the UK. We are proud to support the Young People’s Trust for the Environment and the work they do in bringing young people together to learn about the natural world and the need for sustainability. More information is available on www.total.uk

The Young People’s Trust for the Environment

The Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE) is a registered charity that aims to create a better future by inspiring young people to look after our world. We provide a huge range of free information on our website, which is written for young people and teachers, but also useful to adults wanting to find out more about key environmental issues. These include an expanding range of educational videos and lesson plans for use in classrooms. Since September 2015, YPTE’s downloadable lesson plans, which are regularly recommended to teachers by the Department for Education, have reached over 4.1 million young people in classrooms across the UK and beyond. Around 250,000 pages of environmental information are downloaded from our website every month. We also work in schools, providing free presentations on environmental issues. ypte.org.uk