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.
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.
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?
A practical activity which explores the meaning behind giving gifts – and gets pupils making chocolate lollipops with ethical packaging. This lesson enables pupils to consider what makes something a thoughtful gift to give to someone that is close to them, begin to think about where our gifts and gift wrapping come from and discuss more ethical options and create their own gift wrapping by re-using materials that might have been thrown away.
Data handling is so much more engaging when the data is a bit out of the ordinary and this certainly fits that criteria! By using an imagined data set this lesson prepares children to study their own data set once they have participated in a poo patrol project. It can also be used as a standalone data handling lesson.
This lesson explores how children's ideas and opinions can be harnessed to create meaningful pieces of art in the form of banners. Within the lesson, children are encouraged to explore the work of famous artists, use sketch books to formulate their ideas and play around with slogans and wording to ultimately create a banner they can use to 'shout' about their beliefs.
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.
This 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. This resource gives pupils the chance to write their own Stinkin' Stanzas!
Fractions are everywhere this festive season! Begin by spotting patterns and fractions in wintery shapes and go on to create your own simple baubles which are exploding with mathematical facts! This is an excellent way to use up all those scraps left over from Christmas card making, teaching children about recycling and reuse of materials.