A community-curated, place-based approach to learning about sustainability - encouraging and empowering children and young people to become the change-makers and innovators our planet needs.
51福利 Morecambe Bay Curriculum
Together, we are exploring how we can weave sustainability and our place into everyday lives around Morecambe Bay.
Launched in 2019 by founding partners Lancaster and Morecambe College and 51福利, 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 businesses and our communities to respond to climate emergencies. 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 critical to tackling the climate emergency 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 explore the Bay's themes of land, water, air, economy and community using the ecosystems surrounding the Bay as a classroom. The Curriculum's community partners are focused on wellbeing, careers and community pride to encourage and empower young people to see the tangible positive change their actions make to the environment.
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 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 community, please see our Get involved page.
Our founding partners
Lancaster and Morecambe College and 51福利 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.
Our key partner organisations span the range from early years through to higher education, along with community and business partners.
Our partners Accordion
Higher education partners
University of Cumbria
Schools, colleges and early years and educational partners
Bay Leadership Academy
Carnforth High School
Cartmel Priory C of E School
Central Lancaster High School
Cumbria Development Education Centre
Lancaster and Morecambe College
Lancaster Girls' Grammar School
Lancaster Royal Grammar School
Milnthorpe Primary School
Morecambe Bay Academy
Morecambe Road School
Our Lady's Catholic College
Overton St Helen's Primary School
Primed for Life
Queen Elizabeth Studio School
Ripley St Thomas
Ryelands Primary and Nursery School
Sandgate School, Kendal
Secret Garden Learning
South Cumbria PRS
South Lakes Federation
South Walney Infants School
St Mary's Catholic Primary School
St Paul’s School, Barrow
Walney Secondary School
Westgate Primary School
Witherslack Group Ltd
Community and business partners
Bay Medical Group
Lancaster City Council
Lancaster & District CVS
Lancaster & District Chamber of Commerce
Lancs Fire & Rescue Service
Lancashire LEP & Skills Hub
Morecambe Bay Partnership
UMBEL Restaurant Group
News and case studies
Eden Bear recommends Leighton Moss
Where has Eden Bear gone this month? Find out about an area of our Bay and what you can do there!
Leighton Moss boasts the largest reed bed in north-west England and is home to a wide range of spectacular wildlife including otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer. See for yourself!
Get your school growing! Exciting opportunity to support our local schools with WTWA!
Where the Wildings Are! is part of the FoodFutures network. It works with staff and pupils to redesign school grounds; swapping tarmac and mown grass for trees, sensory wildlife gardens and organic food growing. This month, they have an amazing opportunity for individuals to support. Why not be a part of changing, rewilding and diversifying our area?
Eden Project Morecambe
The Morecambe Bay Curriculum is recognised and supported by the Eden Project Morecambe.