A Senior Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University has been involved in developing learning resources for the BBC’s Blue Planet Live Lesson.

The lesson, which was launched at the end of March, helps children to understand the importance of protecting the environment and discuss the threats to the oceans, such as plastics and overfishing.

Dr Leigh Hoath, Senior Lecturer in Science Education, said: “It isn’t about scaring our children into the state of the planet. It’s about education and finding a reasonable way forward. It’s time that children really see that they are responsible for what happens next.”

She added: “The lesson encourages teachers to think about their own environmental position and identify why it’s important to educate children about things that are not on the national curriculum, such as climate change.

Dr Hoath was the educational consultant for the live lesson.