Morecambe Bay Curriculum

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A community-curated, place-based approach to learning about sustainability - a unique environmental framework, that focuses on preparing young people for the jobs of the future.

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Energy Saving Engineering at Lancaster and Morecambe College

About Morecambe Bay Curriculum

Launched in 2020 by founding partners Lancaster and Morecambe College and Lancaster University, the Morecambe Bay Curriculum project was inspired by the Eden Project Morecambe. The curriculum aims to ensure that the different stages of the education system, from early years to postgraduate, provide the green skills, knowledge and behaviours required by industry to respond to the climate emergency. The Morecambe Bay Curriculum is supported and delivered by teachers, early years practitioners, researchers, health professionals and community leaders who recognise that a collective approach is key to tackling the climate crisis and creating opportunities for young people.

The heart of the Morecambe Bay Curriculum is the community, who together curate the content and bring it to life at a grassroots level. Children and young people across Morecambe Bay are focusing on themes of land, water, air, economy and community. Using the eco-systems surrounding the Bay as a classroom, young people can see the tangible positive change their actions make to the environment. The Morecambe Bay Curriculum’s community partners are ensuring that children are encouraged and empowered to become the change-makers and innovators our planet needs.

What educators love about the Morecambe Bay Curriculum

Find out more about the Morecambe Bay Curriculum, and ways in which our community has come together to support young people across the Bay to love where they live and develop green skills.

We care about where we live, we care about the people who live here, and we care about the future of our planet.

Our community

Our working groups meet once a month to discuss project plans and share learning.

  • The Early Years, Primary and Special School Working Group (Lancashire)
  • Secondary Schools Working Group (Lancashire)
  • Further Education & Employers Working Group
  • Cumbria Schools Working Group
  • Higher Education Working Group

All of our working groups are guided by the Morecambe Bay Curriculum Steering Group, made up of leaders from across the education, environmental, health, business and charity sectors.

If you would like to join one of our working groups, please see our Get involved page.

Our founding partners

Lancaster and Morecambe College and Lancaster University are the founding partners of the Morecambe Bay Curriculum, responsible for its overall governance and ensuring the project has the resources necessary to serve our community.

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Lancaster and Morecambe College

A key provider of technical, professional and creative education.

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Lancaster University

A leading global research-intensive university.

Partner organisations

Our key partner organisations span the range from early years through to higher education, along with community and business partners.

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News and case studies

Eden Project Morecambe

The Morecambe Bay Curriculum is recognised and supported by the Eden Project Morecambe.

Eden Project Morecambe
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