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World Environment Day: Discovery Education Provides Resources to Primary Schools

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On the 50th anniversary of World Environment Day, Discovery Education  the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place is providing primary schools with dynamic digital resources to help teachers and children mark this global event.

Held annually on 5 June, World Environment Day brings together millions of people from across the globe, engaging them in an effort to protect and restore the earth. The theme of this year’s event is #BeatPlasticPollution and the Discovery Education resources will engage young students with this important issue, while helping them to explore the changes they can make to protect our planet.


Available via the award-winning digital learning service Discovery Education Espresso, the evergreen content now available has been specially curated to help schools learn about a host of important issuesfrom plastic pollution to water conservation to climate changetoday and throughout the school year. From learning about the science, geography and politics of these issues, to getting hands on with eco-friendly quizzes and activities, the curriculum-matched content will cover a wide range of environmental themes and issues.

Suitable for students from EYFS to KS2, the resources include:

A Plastic Problem: Realworld videos about plastic pollution and positive action to stop it
Saving Water: Special videos and activities, exploring the important role water plays in our lives
Exploring Climate Change: An engaging activity to help students learn about greenhouse gasses
STEM Career Fact Files: Inspiring resources to help students explore future jobs that will lead the fight against climate change

Howard Lewis, Discovery Education’s UK and International Managing Director said:

 Discovery Education is proud to support World Environment Day by providing teachers with dynamic content to bring a host of environmental issues to life. It’s never been more important to educate children about conservation and our digital resources will help educators to do so in an engaging and age-appropriate way.”


The World Environment Day resources are available to Discovery Education subscriber schools via Discovery Education Espresso, the curriculum-centred daily learning platform for primary schools.

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About Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in curriculum-aligned digital resources, engaging content, and professional learning for primary and secondary classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences,and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources areaccessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with local authorities, academy trusts, schools and like-minded organisations to empower teachers with customised solutions that support the success of all learners.

Angie Shatford, Press Officer

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