A science lesson where pupils will discover what plastic is, why it was created and how it is made. They will then conduct a scientific enquiry into single-use plastic products, identifying their properties, uses and environmental implications.
An English lesson where pupils will compare linear and circular economies, particularly in relation to single-use plastic, pollution and climate change. They will then write and deliver a speech aimed at encouraging businesses and local councils to move towards circular economies and build in systems such as a Deposit Return Scheme to capture plastic waste.
An English lesson where pupils will debate the theoretical motion that the concept of Plastic Free Schools should be disregarded until 2042. This will help pupils to recognise the importance of seeing issues from different stakeholder points of view whilst finding out more about the impact of single-use plastics.
Bring the issues of littering to life with this lesson which invites children to make their own short film. If time allows, start by introducing the whole school community to the problem by using the accompanying assembly. Then, get the creative juices flowing; this short film, created by primary school children in Bristol is the perfect starting point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaOAgFMc2Vg. Why not finish by inviting in an audience to see the film shorts, surely then littering will start to become a thing of the past?
This assembly comes complete with comprehensive notes so you can deliver the content with confidence and is appropriate for all ages.The poo patrol pack includes a wide range of supporting curriculum linked lesson plans (perfect for upper KS2 and a mini project) pre written risk assessments, promotional posters and suggestions for how to organise your day.It was originally created for Bristol's Poo Patrol Big Spray Day but can easily be adapted for your school community. Perfect for a persuasive writing project, a data handling block focusing on real life data or an art project with a purpose.
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.
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.
Stop the spread is a STEM challenge which enables pupils aged 7-14 to research the problem then use their STEM and communication skills to design a hand washing devise and education materials for a primary school in Kenya
Encourage your pupils to learn about and take action on climate change issues through putting global warming problems into real-life contexts. This project encourages youth activitism, providing opportunities for pupils to share their thoughts on climate change, and write personal messages to their MP on the subject. The introductory presentation is a useful teaching tool to kick off the project, but also works as an interesting assembly resource in its own right.