Climate Smarter

Climate Smarter is an exciting topical project for second and third level pupils.

This project is designed to enthuse and inspire pupils to think creatively to come up with solutions to the biggest global problems to face them, now, and in their future. The project takes them on a journey of investigation and experimentation to look at how we can tackle the climate emergency. The project covers 4 key topics; energy, water, sustainable materials and the mico:bit.

The experiments and activities can be delivered as one-off sessions in an extra-curricular club over several weeks or alongside other lessons as a full programme with a full class. The programme culminates in the pupils designing and building models of their future school, incorporating all their research into energy efficiency, smart controls, electricity generation, responsible water and sustainable building material use.

Some of the fantastic models schools have previously created

Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian, and Scottish Borders

Following the successful roll-out of kits last year.  HCI is again  funding the ‘Climate Smarter’ project to schools in Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders.  This year kits are available to two classes in up to 8 schools in each region.  This project is supported by the Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region Deal.


With continued support from Crown Estate Scotland, Confor, and The Scottish Forestry we have a further 30 kits available to schools in the Highlands this year.

North Lanarkshire

With support this year from ScottishPower  we have we have up to 4 Climate Smarter kits available to schools in North Lanarkshire.


Thanks to funding from TotalEnergies this  year, we have up to 10 Climate Smarter kits available to Shetland schools.

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