Food is hugely important. And yummy! Good food helps us to grow well and be active. It plays an important part in family and community life, whether that is eating dinner all together, celebrating a birthday or feasting with friends. Food can make us feel great. But the food we eat can have a big impact on our planet. Did you know that, globally, food systems account for about one quarter (25%) of all man-made greenhouse emissions? That’s a big contribution to climate change - more than global transport, and about the same as the production of electricity and heat.
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.
It’s all grow! Use this handy resource pack to watch three of our intrepid explorers visit a carrot farm to discover what plants need to grow. Then plant your own carrots and record their growth using our fantastic carrot diary.
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.
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
This assembly, written for Bristol's Young Cook competition in conjunction with Bristol City Council Public Health and Sugar Smart Bristol is thought provoking for all ages. Whilst it includes a special challenge for Year 6 it can easily be adapted to the relevant year group.
This resource, written for Bristol's Young Cook competition in conjunction with Bristol City Council Public Health and Sugar Smart Bristol, beautifully combines D.T. and maths to challenge the children to be designers with a real life purpose.
This mouthwatering resource, written for Bristol's Young Cook competition in conjunction with Bristol City Council Public Health and Sugar Smart Bristol not only provides the perfect launchpad for the competition itself but also for any block of persuasive writing, using the power of TV adverts as inspiration.
Children are constantly bombarded with information about the negative impact of human activity on the Earth, and particularly how we’re affecting the climate. The aim of this resource is to encourage 7 to 11 year olds to find out more about where our food comes from and the impact of food production on the environment, with a particular focus on climate change.
Learning through Fairtrade opens up a fascinating world, revealing how we are all connected. As well as being thought provoking for children and adults alike it provides endless opportunities for learning, discussion and even to make long lasting change for the better. Start the day with this role-play assembly and think about some of the impacts of not paying a fair price for our food.