TYNEDALE teachers are signing up to bring climate change education to every school in the area.

Dan Stanley, an English literature teacher at Hexham’s Queen Elizabeth High School, has become one of the first in Northumberland to become a United Nations accredited climate change teacher as part of the North of Tyne Combined Authority’s plans for a leading educator on the topic in all state schools in Northumberland, Newcastle and North Tyneside.

Mr Stanley said: “Our young people are becoming the custodians of this world. If we as teachers can get across the message that even if we are not touched yet by climate change, some time in the future we will be, it will help them prepare.”

Dr Meryl Batchelder, a teacher at Corbridge Middle School, was the first in the county and is leading the authority’s project to get young people involved with the topic of climate change.