Taking part in a beach clean is an excellent way of learning about our environment and raising awareness of marine conservation. It’s also a good opportunity to take learning outside of the classroom and into your local environment.
Marine litter is a problem that we can all play a part in solving, and what better way to start than with a day at the beach!
Litter left on beaches, washed into rivers or thrown overboard from boats not only makes the marine environment look unpleasant, it kills thousands of marine animals every year, usually by ingestion, entanglement or smothering.
Balloons and sky lanterns may look pretty while they are going up, but when they come down as litter they pose a real danger to marine life, particularly sea birds who can become entangled in the string, and turtles who may ingest balloons mistaking them for food. Learn with your class why the 'Don’t Let Go' campaign is essential to help reduce their impact in your area.
Through an interactive starter activity pupils discover how energy access via the National Grid differs between their own country and Kenya. They look at renewable energy solutions and in the main activity have the opportunity to design and build their own wind turbine.
Flooding due to climate change can have a devastating effect on people's lives. Set on the fictitious island of Watu, pupils explore how STEM skills can be used to help communities be better prepared for flooding
The project provides a real-life context for pupils to explore the health and environmental problems faced by the 3 billion people globally who cook on open fires or traditional cook stoves. It can be used to deliver parts of the UK's Science and Design and Technology curriculum or an enrichment day.
A fun hands on investigation suitable for KS 2-5 (age 7-19) pupils. The Floating Garden Challenge is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects
A lesson inspired by Turkana in Kenya where for two out of three people do not have access to clean drinking water. Ditch the Dirt is part of the Girls into Global STEM (GIGS) project aiming to engage pupils, especially girls in STEM subjects.
Ranging from scene setting in which the children will become familiar with the forest environment to making maps, using symbols and developing associated language. It's brilliantly hands on and creative!
Forests play an important role in all sorts of literature, providing symbols and settings in classic texts, fairy tales, modern children’s stories and poems. A visit to the forest with your class can inspire creative writing, imaginative language and vocabulary, as well as providing the backdrop for role play and performance.