Junior Global Committee

Year 5 Seasonal Soup - SDG 13 Seasonal soup

Published on Friday 9 February 2024 by Mr Askew.

Year 5 have had a busy month. The children have been exploring soups from around the world so that they can design and create their own. The challenge that was posed was that they had to create a soup with the smallest impact on the environment. Children identified that using local seasonal produce would be the best as they would not have to transport ingredients from across the world, resulting in more green house gasses (SDG13) and that it would lead to more employment in the local area (SDG8).

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    COP 28 Live Conference

    Published on Friday 12 January 2024 by Mr Askew.

    After completing three lessons on climate change, its impact on ourselves and others around the world, and what we can to reduce the impact, the children participated in an online conference with schools from around the globe. Schools from Africa, North America, Asia and South America were all in attendance.

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    The children were taken on a tour of the live COP 28 location before being able to listen to an pose questions to leaders from Durham University, Durham County Council and leading businesses. They were also able to interact with children from international schools and have a greater understanding of how climate change was impacting children around the world.

      COP 28

      Published on Thursday 23 November 2023 by Mr Askew.

      Year 5 have been working hard exploring climate change over the last few weeks in preparation for an online climate conference with schools and pupils from across the globe.

      As part of the preparation, the children have identified why climate change is happening, how it impacts their lives and the lives of people from our country and around the world. They have produced posters on ways that we can help to reduce the impact of climate change and have done audits on our school to share and encurage pupils and staff to make a change.

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        Bitesize SDGs

        Published on Friday 20 October 2023 by Mr Askew.

        In this month's Bitesize SDG, the children have used Lyfta to focus on Malte and his sustainable living. The children watched videos, read articles and discussed their thoughts and feelings on Malte and his sustainable honey business and the impact that he had on the environment.

        The children also debated and challenged some of the ideas that he held, which was great for them to have these discussions and not always accept ideas, but to question them.

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          New Eco Superstars

          Published on Thursday 21 September 2023 by Mr Askew.

          The new JGC is gearing up to find volunteers from each year to help us on important mission this year. Each class will have Eco Superstars, whose responsibility will be to monitor the use of electricity, waste materials and identify any other issues that they find.

          This is going to be an undercover mission, and the children will be reporting back to the JGC monthly as we identify which classes in the school are doing the most for our planet and will be rewarded for their efforts.

            Reducing Energy Consumption

            Published on Monday 17 July 2023 by Mr Askew.

            Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

            Exciting News!

            At Crook Primary, we're committed to making a positive impact on the environment. And guess what? We're thrilled to announce our new initiative for the next academic year: "Reducing Energy Consumption".

            Did you know that small changes can make a BIG difference? By working together, students, teachers, and parents can create a greener future for all!

            Here's how our students are going to make a difference.

            Be Power-Smart: Turn off lights, computers, and other electronic devices when not in use. Small actions lead to significant savings!

            Natural Light Champions: Let's embrace natural light whenever possible! Open those blinds, let the sun in, and use daylight to brighten up our classrooms.

            Let's Unplug: Encourage everyone to unplug chargers and avoid unnecessary energy consumption. It's time to break free from the plug!

            Incentives Galore: We love celebrating achievements! Get ready for exciting rewards as we track our energy-saving progress.

            Let's spread the word and make a difference together! Mention your friends and families, and let them know how awesome our school is when it comes to energy conservation!

            Remember, every small action adds up and leads to a brighter, greener future. Let's be the change we want to see in our school and community!

            #SustainableSchools #EnergyEfficiencyGoals #GoGreen #PassionForThePlanet

            Don't forget to visit our school website for more updates and ways to get involved!

            #SustainableLiving #FutureLeaders #EcoWarriors #JoinTheGreenTeam

            Together, we can make a difference!