A digital learning platform that uses Sir David Attenborough’s four actions to save the planet is set to boost environmental education for pupils in every Scottish school.

ITZA will roll out its One Planet digital resource on climate change to help teachers facilitate independent learning for kids on building a sustainable economy.

The resource utilises content from the acclaimed wildlife broadcaster based on eliminating waste, net zero, reviving the oceans and rewilding the world.

It will be delivered by ITZA with content partners including the BBC, GettyImages, HarperCollins, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and NatureScot – with commercial support from Scottish Building Society, which is developing digital learning modules on purposeful investment and financial literacy for teenagers.

Anthony Bouchier, ITZA CEO and founder, said: “As we grow our base in Scotland, we’re proud to be launching One Planet in Scottish schools across the country. We have already tested elements of the resources in around one hundred different countries, and next year will see us scale One Planet to English-speaking schools around the world.  

“We are thankful for the incredible support from the Scottish Building Society, and in the Villars Institute we have an International partner who is at the cutting edge of young people driving debate and systematic change.” 

One Planet will be delivered into every Scottish state school on GLOW – the national intranet of Education Scotland – before a global roll-out commencing in 2025 when One Planet will be integrated with Microsoft and Google’s education platforms which are collectively used by over 300 million young people worldwide. 

Paul Denton, chief executive of Scottish Building Society, said: “Scottish Building Society is passionate about teaching children the important role financial understanding and financial planning will have throughout their lives.  More than 70 per cent of teenagers see the move to net zero as the defining issue of the time.  We want to help give a clear view on the challenges we face and build the skills our young people need to thrive in a net zero economy.” 

As part of the One Planet programme, two young Scots will be selected to attend the Villars Institute’s annual Villars Symposium in Switzerland in June, where young leaders and ecopreneurs from across the world will address how to accelerate the transition to net zero and a nature-positive economy.  

Schoolchildren aged 10 and above can now apply for one of the Fellowships with the Villars Institute, where two young people will attend the Villars Symposium in Villars, Switzerland between 25th-28th June. 

Lee Howell, executive director of the Villars Institute, said: “The challenges facing our planet clearly require intergenerational solutions and we have selected Scotland to pioneer our move to help teens see the great opportunities ahead as the world moves towards a net zero and nature positive economy.”