Pickatale supports Sustainable Development and promotes reading for pleasure

Pickatale supports Sustainable Development and promotes reading for pleasure through an online digital library that can be accessed by children and adults through a dedicated ‘Pickatale for Schools’ app.

This content supports topics taught across the various curriculums and this year, in particular, has a focus on PSHE (National Schools’ Curriculum – Personal, Social, Health, Economic) and Well-Being. Looking forward, it was decided that we should create content on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as these incorporate subject areas that need to be addressed by all of humanity.

In order to help support educators and mainstream teachers across the globe raise awareness of the topics that are included, we decided to purpose the books for 9-11 year-olds. We felt the best way to tell the story was in a pupil’s voice when discussing these sensitive topics.

As a consequence, we commissioned JD Savage to author the series. JD is a highly respected freelance writer for Eco-Kids Planet, the nature and science magazine for kids. Winner of the Gold Award in 2018, 2019 and 2020 Parents’ Choice awards. In addition, he was a co-writer for the BAFTA-winning kids’ TV series Ripley and Scuff.

Pickatale supports Sustainable Development

The SDGs were written in 2015, and that seems like a long time ago. Plus, the world has changed a lot in the last year and a half due to COVID, so join our news reporters Scooper, his friend Shuka and Dr Drone as they explore what the goals are, how they’re doing, and how we can make a difference. It’s up to all of us: governments, businesses, society and us, kids, to work together to build a better future.

Pickatale supports Sustainable Development

To access this 17-book series for free alongside our extensive and exclusive digital library, just register for ‘Pickatale for Schools’ here.

Pickatale supports Sustainable Development

October 2021

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COP26 Summit

In 2021 we have become witnesses of numerous severe storms, fires and floods around the globe. These natural disasters are the result of human activity, polluting air, water resources, destroying wildlife and as a result climate change. Plenty of people have lost their homes this year, some people died….

These devastating weather events pushed a lot of country leaders to reconsider their goals and start taking more actions without delay.
In November 2021 Italy and the UK are hosting COP – the Conference of the Parties. COP has been bringing all the countries from over the world together for 3 decades by the UN to set global priorities and find the solutions to these burning issues.

In November 2021 COP will be hosting the 26th conference, chaired by the UK as President. COP will be held in Glasgow. (The conference has been delayed for 1 year due to COVID restrictions.)

COP26 Summit
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The 2030 decade is crucial for the whole world, this is why we all look forward to this event and decisions to be undertaken.

2021 has shown mankind must change the way of thinking and attitude to the Earth, the only home we have. Everyone around the globe must shift towards a sustainable way of living and rethink their own needs and values.

More information about COP26 is available on the official website via the link. (ukcop26.org)

Related: Net Zero Review, Analysis exploring the key issues