Age Group - KS2
Climate Change is often in the media and at the forefront of scientists, educators and policy makers minds alike. Now in the UK and around the world we know that it is up to the next generation to help our world survive. Climate change is a big issue and taking small steps in our lives can make a big difference. By starting the conversation about plastic in the oceans and littering in our streets we can inspire and create sustainable change.
Why this Workshop?
Antarctica lost an average of 127 billion tons of ice per year between 1993 and 2016
8 million+ tons of plastic enter our oceans every year
90% of all sea birds have plastic in their stomachs
Plastic bags take over 450 years to decompose
Other plastics can take up to 1,000 years to decompose
180,000 sacks of litter are removed from the sides of main roads each year.
They will learn
-How the Earth came to exist
-Why life can exist on Earth
-Just what a miracle our lives are (and the environment’s too!)
-How much litter is produced every year
Who’s responsibility it is to clean up our mess
-How a plastic bag travels around the ocean
There is no Planet B
We all want a better world for our children and with this style of learning and engagement it can be achieved! Yes the school can use of this work towards Ofsted but fundamentally we want the next generation to have the tools in their future to be able to make a kinda world that does not have these issues that have thrived under us.
Ofsted Inspectors are guided to consider the evidence that action is taken to raise awareness of children and learners in relation to a range of safeguarding matters so that children are able to understand, respond to and calculate risk effectively.
"We collate the feedback that we receive from children and send it to our schools to use as evidence in their Ofsted portfolios"
Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.