Cities shape our health and well being and people’s decision-making shapes cities. This lesson plan allows children to find their voice and develop their scientific, communication and decision-making skills in order to influence change.
As ClairCity explain, air pollution is linked to one in eight premature deaths worldwide. This assembly provides the perfect launchpad for children to explore the issue further and potentially start to address the problem on a local scale by signing up to Clean Air Day: https://www.cleanairday.org.uk Find out more about ClairCity and their inspirational work on citizen led air pollution reduction here: http://www.claircity.eu/
In your very important position on the town planning board, it is your job to persuade the local community to use a local currency. The only problem is, they don't know a thing about it! Can you use your knowledge to convince them they would be making the right choice? Learn to shape persuasive language for maximum impact.
The concept of local currencies is a tricky one and the potential benefits are hard to grasp; this lesson makes the learning visual and practical thereby tackling some of the more challenging content in Year 6 maths in a fun and engaging way.
Designed to support children to debate the key aspects for and against a local currency this lesson also invites participants to hone their role play skills by assuming a character as well as giving them the opportunity to design a monetary note. Time to debate the real benefits of a local currency!
Want to raise money for your school? Here are some ideas to get your pupils and whole school involved. They are wonderful ways to empower children too, give them ownership of fundraising, encourage them to set up a spreadsheet to manage their funds and help them to invest wisely on future eco projects.
Originally written for Geography Awareness Week this booklet of missions encourages children to look more carefully at where they live, to consider the neglected parts and the beautiful, to think about their own impact and the impact of others, to explore hidden gems and alien invasions! Wonderfully flexible, easy and engaging this would work brilliantly for an eco-committee wanting to take action beyond the school gates.
This sample contains pages of wonderful ideas which whilst simple to carry out and requiring very minimal (if any) resourcing encourage children to look at the world through fresh eyes. Perhaps investigate the murder of an animal, spend a day without switching anything on or take a walk on the wild side. Works brilliantly for getting your eco team outside and exploring the local environment.
Give your eco team the chance to become budding journalists by publishing their very own newsletter; a great way to share good practice, shout about all they have achieved and engage more easily with the local community. This pro forma is designed to keep the process as simple as possible whilst maintaining a visually lovely end product.
Ideal as an introduction to the water cycle, this resource gives an idea for one of so many ways that the fantastically inspirational The Drop in my Drink by Meredith Hooper can be used. This resources uses this book to introduce children to the water cycle and encourages them to question something so vital.