Sign In
Sign In
Register for Free
PrimaryHealth & WellbeingScience

Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior – Greta Thunberg and Climate Action

Key Stage



Years 3-6

Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior offers fascinating news stories with free teaching activities every week.

Click here to download more free resources in this series.

This week’s feature looks at the global climate change action that took place on the 21 September, the International Day of Peace.

Students will discover what the aim of the International Day of Peace is, how climate change affects peace, what the UN is doing about climate change and how young people can get involved.

This PDF resource includes this article, as well as accompanying activity ideas:

  • Debate the ethics of the recent schools strike led by Greta Thunberg. Is any issue important enough for children to miss out on education, or is this sort of protest better left to adults? Or are children, the future of this world, the best people to protest its destruction?
  • Put together a five-point plan to get world leaders to do something about climate change
  • Create clever protest signs by writing three slogans to go on them
  • Research a recent extreme weather occurrence that forced people to leave their homes and write a summary of the events

To find out more about The Week Junior and to download its free resources, please go to

Find the whole range of free Topical Tuesday resources here.

DOWNLOAD A FREE RESOURCE! Topical Tuesdays from The Week Junior – Greta Thunberg and Climate Action
PrimaryHealth & WellbeingScience

You'll also receive regular updates from Teachwire with free lesson plans, great new teaching ideas, offers and more. (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

Which sectors are you interested in?

By signing up you agree to our Terms & Conditions and privacy policy

Explore teaching packs

Pie Corbett Ultimate KS2 Fiction Collection
Fire up KS2 pupils' imagination with this collection of 16 fictional stories, written by literacy expert Pie Corbett. Each r... more
17 x resource packs
Pie Corbett KS2 Non-Fiction Collection
Use Pie Corbett’s non-fiction texts to inspire your KS2 pupils to get writing. Each resource contains an original text in ... more
5 x resource packs
Pie Corbett KS2 Poetry Collection
Inspire KS2 pupils to be creative and express themselves with this pack of Pie Corbett poetry. Each of these Pie Corbett Tal... more
6 x resource packs
Expert Medium-Term Science Plans for Primary
Sorting out your medium term planning for KS1 science and KS2 science? Let science experts such as Deborah Herridge and ment... more
6 x resource packs
Amazing Handwriting Worksheets for EYFS & KS1
Help your EYFS and KS1 pupils with their handwriting practice with these simple and eyecatching free printable handwriting w... more
21 x resource packs
Bumper Lesson Plan Templates Pack
Get your lesson plan done in a jiffy with this range of teacher-made printable lesson plan templates, including a 5 minute l... more
11 x resource packs