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.
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.
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.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!
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!
This month's #Bitesize SDG has seen the school learning about SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities. In KS1 and LKS
the children learned about ways that cities, including London, were thinking innovatively and being proactive in their action to combat climate change and have a positive impact on their communities. The children then designed their own ideal city based on their learning.
the children had to do their own research on top of the lesson and presented back to the rest of the class their city designs and explained the reasons for their decisions.
Some quotes from the children:
“If we had more of the big windmills, we could use the electricity from them.”
“We think all cities should have congestion zones and bike lanes. Gardens could be grown on abandoned land, and schools should have more skylights and roof gardens.”
The Junior Global Committee have begun on our Spring/Summer Project of making the quad in KS2 more welcoming to bees and other insects. The children have decided to introduce some wildflowers into the area and place smalls trays to catch rain water ready for the warmer months.
Mrs. Bell approached our group with a suggested competition with her Life Skills group and have challenge of growing the largest sunflowers to be placed in the quad. The children will take responsibility for their own plants over the next few months.