Helping students combat climate change through journalism, activism and art
The Writing’s on the Wall (WoW) is a joint project of News Decoder and the Climate Academy at the European School Brussels II that will create innovative resources and strategies for schools across Europe and the world to integrate climate science into their teaching.
Funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ program, the project addresses the lack of resources and limited strategies for schools to integrate climate change education into teaching by offering students and educators the opportunity to participate in a fun, fact-focused initiative combining activism, journalism and art.
WoW is aimed at secondary school students and educators. It is particularly appropriate for students aged 15 to 18, although the concepts and resources can be adapted to younger or older students too.
From October 2022 to July 2023, participating schools can access thought-provoking workshops on climate issues, interactive webinars with experts, professional development for educators and student training in journalism and multimedia, including a storytelling competition. All project materials are available at:
Explore some of our activities:
A Rough Guide to the Climate Crisis:
Matthew Pye, philosophy teacher and founder of the Climate Academy, examines the science and impact of the climate crisis through a psychological, philosophical and sociological lens in a series of entertaining and informative videos and an accompanying textbook.
Climate Journalism Shorts is a video series sharing guidance and tips from professional journalists on how to develop compelling climate-focused media.
WoW Impact Prize:
Any student (ages 14-21) anywhere in the world can design and paint a Climate Change Mural in a public space. The goal is to present the mural to your local community through any kind of publication, event, interview, or peer-teaching-learning.
Submit a presentation or a document, including all important information and links of all the different dimensions of your project to
📬 firstname.lastname@example.org 📬
The first prize winner receives €700!
Register your interest by the 2nd of April 2023
Submit your project by the 15th of June THE LATEST.
ECOLOGUES: A conversation series about the climate emergency
News Decoder, The American Library in Paris and the Climate Academy at the European School Brussels II are delighted to announce Ecologues, a series of six interactive webinars featuring experts on various aspects of the environmental crisis. Conversations will be hybrid, taking place in person at the American Library in Paris and online. Though participants are encouraged to join all six sessions for a holistic overview, the discrete and diverse nature of topics will allow audience members to attend based on interest.
Experienced climate journalists from News Decoder demystify complex topics like decarbonisation, international cooperation and adaptation.
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Co-funded by the European Union • Project code: 2021-1-BE01-KA210-SCH-000032393