Sustainability and Green Issues
Green Schools Revolution Week (18-22 March) is the perfect opportunity to focus attention on green and eco issues, and get your pupils thinking about the impact their actions can have on the environment. We’ve got a fantastic range of resources here to help you to teach about sustainability and to plan a week of fun, green activities in your school. Visit the Green Schools Revolution profile for more great resources to help you get involved.
- This PowerPoint presentation looks at what it means to be an Eco-School.
- A Green Schools committee can help you champion green issues in your school.
- This Teachers TV video looks at how you can help make your school more sustainable.
- Encourage minibeasts to take up residence in your school grounds with this fun activity from Green Schools Revolution.
- These resources from FACE Online support the study of biodiversity in a farming environment.
- In this activity from The Prince’s Rainforest Trust, pupils design a poster to explain biodiversity in the rainforest, and why it is an important issue.
- A set of presentations and worksheets designed to teach the topic of Biodiversity and Adaptations in the marine environment.
- Bring the Fairtrade story to life with these engaging resources from Green Schools Revolution.
- Reflect on the benefits of fairer trade on the lives of people living thousands of miles away with this assembly from Christian Aid.
- Learn about the experience of small-scale farmers in Malawi with this activity from Oxfam.
- In this lesson from Traidcraft, pupils learn about where different types of food come from and about the difference Fairtrade makes to people around the world.
- Get pupils making their own recycled paper with this activity from CREST Star Investigators.
- Engage your class with this cross-curricular resource to raise awareness of the importance of recycling.
- Help pupils understand the difference between recycling and reusing with these activities from Practical Action.
- Sports day – with a twist! This resource by Send a Cow has lots of ideas for recycled fun.
- Learn more about how we get clean water in this lesson from Green Schools Revolution.
- A comprehensive resource pack covering lots of the key issues around water usage and conservation.
- These resources from the National Schools Partnershi tackle the serious issue of water conservation in a fun and engaging way.
- Try this PowerPoint for an excellent introduction to water and its importance.
Fairtrade and Enterprise
- In this lesson from Green Schools Revolution, your students will learn what Fairtrade means to farmers in developing countries.
- This stimulating teaching aid helps to promote ethics within enterprise in schools.
- Learn how Fairtrade can change lives with this Dragon’s Den style activity from CAFOD.
- Kick-start Global Enterprise Week with this toolkit of ideas for 5-19 year olds.
- Discuss the pros and cons of renewable energy with this activity on how to make a model wind turbine.
- This video from The Open University looks at why sustainable energy is such an important issue all around Europe.
- These resources from BSI Education get students to consider sustainable energy options, and to design an efficient wind turbine.
- This PowerPoint helps to explain sustainable development.
- Try these fun challenges as a way of exploring issues around fresh water in a creative way.
- This lesson allows students to understand how water is supplied and consumed in the UK.
- This video from EuroparlTV looks at the question of who should be in charge of water supply.
- Highlight the best ways to conserve waters and keep it clean with this this PowerPoint activity.
- These lessons examine what it means to live a healthy lifestyle, and helps pupils understand how they can achieve it.
- This lesson aims to develop skills and knowledge of healthy eating and living, and encourages reflection from the students.
- An information sheet from Sustrans exploring at the benefits of a more active journey to school.
- This range of resources from NGfL Cymru looks at nutrition, substance misuse, emotional health and exercise.