Climate Smarter

Climate Smarter is an exciting interdisciplinary and curriculum aligned STEM project for Primary 5 to Secondary 2 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 projects 16 lessons take them on a journey of investigation and experimentation to look at how we can tackle the climate emergency. The project covers 4 key topics; renewable energy, water, forestry and smart technologies.

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.

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With support from our partners we are delighted to be delivering the Climate Smarter project in the following area in the 2024/5 academic year:

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

HCI is again  funding the ‘Climate Smarter’ project to 48 schools in Fife, Edinburgh, West Lothian, Midlothian, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. 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, 30 schools in the Highlands will  received kits this year.


Thanks to funding  again this year from TotalEnergies, there are 7 Climate Smarter kits available to schools in Shetland.