Ecolution, RTÉJr Radio's Climate Action Podcast for kids, went to Wicklow Sudbury Democratic School to take part in a transformative workshop. Listen back here or in the video above.
Ecolution is an Irish podcast from RTÉ Jr Radio, for kids who want to make a difference in the fight against Climate Change. James Dunne, a 16-year-old climate activist takes a trip into the cloudy waters of the environment to see young people doing their bit to combat the crisis.
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In this week's episode of Ecolution, James and the team visit Wicklow Sudbury Democratic School, Ireland's first-ever school built on a model of self-directed learning, to see how they're changing the way they learn to fit the world in which we now live.
Students range in age from 7-18, and it's the students who decide what they want to learn and how. There are no teachers, just facilitators and, most interestingly, there's no homework - ever.
Later in the episode, Social Ecologist Kathryn McCabe takes the students on a guided exercise in Eco Anxiety. During the workshop, a group of young people voice their concerns and fears on Climate Change and Kathryn guides them through, showing them how they can deal with it.