This activity encourages learners to reflect on the environment and how they can cut down their use of resources in order to help the environment. It focuses on 4 particular resources: fuel, electricity, plastic and water. Learners are encouraged to reflect on why we should save resources and possible research tasks are suggested.
Learners are then asked to think of ways that they can save these resources – examples are given in the PowerPoint. The task is for learners to make pledges to do certain things to reduce consumption. Scaffolding for these pledges is provided.
A maths and numeracy asks learners to calculate savings in some given situations, then asks learners to use statistics to work out how much they have saved when carrying out their pledges.
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- Laptop / Projector / Screen
- Pledge Workshop
- Numeracy Workshop
- Learn One New Thing about Nature
Area of Learning and Experience
- Language, Literacy and Communication
- Maths and Numeracy
- Science and Technology
Eilidh Brailey spent most of her childhood at her local youth theatre, first as a participant and later leading workshops for younger people. She went on to devise and perform shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, helping to reinforce her view of the importance of the arts for young people. After completing her degree, Eilidh moved to Wales to complete her PGCE, training to be a primary school teacher. She recently completed this training and aims to implement creativity and creative learning in her lesson delivery to stimulate the imaginations of her pupils and help to develop their creative skills as well as promoting self-confidence.