NUS has partnered with the Green Schools Project to start a longitudinal survey of pupil attitudes towards the environment. Hopefully it will be as impactful as the NUS HEA skill survey that they have been running for eight years, which has amassed 60k responses, which has helped create a positive narrative around students wanting to learn more about sustainability.
NUS are calling on head teachers and teachers to support the research by overseeing completion of a short digital survey with pupils, designed to capture information on their views of their school and their learning in relation to sustainable development and the environment. This is most likely as part of an IT lesson.
The survey is for years 5-13, and there are some cash prizes that schools can win for sustainability projects. If a school gets 50 or more responses they will also get a bespoke report presenting their data to them, so they can see what their pupils think about sustainability at their school.
The survey is open from now until Christmas 2018. They will produce a national report in spring 2019, which will, hopefully, make the case for more sustainability practice, teaching and learning in schools. The survey is for all of the UK and a Welsh language version is an option from the first page of the survey.
All the info on how to take part is available here.