|Children want to learn about the environment, survey finds|
Pupils would rather study green issues than traditional subjects such as science and history, data from the Co-operative shows
Children are so concerned about the environment they would rather learn about it than traditional subjects such as science and history, a survey found today.
And while parents struggle to answer their children's questions on environmental problems, they are bending to pester power to be more green, the research from the Co-operative showed. The survey of 1,027 youngsters aged seven to 14 revealed that 82% of children rated learning about green issues as important, putting it ahead of science, history, IT and art, and only slightly behind English and maths. Two-thirds want to learn more about wildlife and nature, almost as many (62%) want to learn about green issues, and almost half (47%) want to learn more about where food comes from.