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The World Largest Lesson in Hungary: Presidential Lesson

The World’s Largest Lesson 2021 program series in Hungary was held for the seventh time between 4th– 8thOctober 2021. The program was supported by the Ministry of Human Resources, UNICEF and the Hungarian National Committee of UNESCO. The program was organized by PontVelem Nonprofit Ltd.

Presidential Lesson

The World’s Largest Lesson program series began on 4th October 2021 with President János Áder’s lesson on climate change. The lesson was held at the Prohászka Ottokár Catholic Grammar School and Mr. Csaba Kőrösi – who played a key role in drafting the UN’s SDGs as a co-chair for the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals – also honoured the event.

More than 300 students participated in the lesson personally, and several thousand students followed the lesson online – as the lesson was streamed live throughout the entire Carpathian Basin. The President talked about the basic questions of climate change, and he also answered questions from the students. The Presidential Lesson is available online (only in Hungarian).

World’s Largest Lesson – Program in Hungary

During the World’s Largest Lesson between 4th-8th October 2021, teachers across the country held lessons about climate change and the quality of education. Educational materials were prepared by the international organizers and were translated into Hungarian, furthermore the authors of the Hungarian Green Earth textbook about sustainability also supported the program with relevant lesson plans.

Messages of Hungarian students to leaders of the world

Hungarian students can upload their messages about climate change to the Hungarian website of the World’s Largest Lesson until 31st October 2021. These messages will be presented at the Planet Budapest 2021 Sustainability Expo and World Meeting held between 29th November – 5th December 2021, where the world’s leading policy makers, academics and senior officials from international organizations will be present.

Become a climate changemaker!

Another element of the Hungarian WLL program is an open call for students to take action against climate change. Groups of students can apply with an activity or a program plan that helps to find and implement solutions to a climate change related local problem. The call is open until 31st October and the best applications are going to receive valuable prizes.