Sustainable Futures is a new programme that will ensure that all young people are supported to understand and apply sustainable thinking as they consider their career pathway options and make decisions about futures that are good for them, and for the planet.
Sustainable Futures responds to these pressing needs:
The course at the heart of Sustainable Futures will provide young people with the skills, competencies and pathway opportunities required to support - and steer - the transition to sustainability through their career choices and professional path. It will embed a deeper understanding of the environmental crisis and the importance of sustainability, so that Future Leaders will be able to make informed decisions about their careers and lifestyle.
The Sustainable Futures course is currently in the pilot phase and is expected to launch fully in the Autumn Term 2022.
We are delivering Sustainable Futures in partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) UK and Founders4Schools (F4S), funded by the Evolution Education Trust, ensuring that all young people in the UK are equipped to thrive in a green economy that works to increase biodiversity and tackle climate change.
The ultimate goal is for sustainability to become an embedded component in careers education across all schools in the United Kingdom.
The Evolution Education Trust is an established and valued supporter of Villiers Park, having funded several of our STEM programmes since 2014. Sustainable Futures will further develop and strengthen our partnership with the Trust.
As her name suggests, Anne Villiers has a special connection to our charity: Arthur Villiers, our namesake and one of the founders of Villiers Park, was Anne’s first cousin, once removed.
When she discovered the connection, Anne saw an opportunity to marry her passion for nature with her family’s history of support:
Anne’s generous support, starting with a course on climate change and biodiversity loss in 2021, has run alongside our partnerships with EET, WWF and F4S, enabling us to develop a growing programme of environment-focused activity. Sustainable Futures launches formally in Autumn 2022, along with our very own Climate Leaders panel for Future Leaders passionate about tackling the climate and nature crisis.