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Discussion in 'Secondary' started by tonymillar, May 20, 2011.
Is it possible to find a link between environmental sustainability and all curriculum subjects?
Hi yes I I think you could make a link between where our food comes from. Get children to visit supermarket with a list of fresh food items. Get back together and make a list of all the far-flung destinations that foods come from. Consider the 'carbon footprint element' of flying all these foods into this country, when we could be growing our own. Topic: growing your own foods, visit the 'Carbon Challenge website', or SAG ( Scottish Allotment Group). Find out about community allotment projects in your area. Get children interested in thinking about the implications of reducing 'carbon footprint' by not importing foodstuffs. Links cross-curricular, Scottish CfE (not too sure where you are?) Health and wellbeing: getting outside.
Not too sure if this helps?
Best wishes Karen
Thanks Karen, great ideas. The allotments could actually go in school grounds in some cases and selected members of the local allotment community could tend them (security permitting). The children could actually see thing grow and teachers would not have to look after the newly acquired veg plots. It would work particularly well in areas where there is a shortage of allotments.
One idea leading to another, fantastic!!!
Teachshare is a free to access website that contains links to all sorts of information about integrating sustainability in schools. Information includes lesson plans linked to sustainability. Easy to use and free.
www.teachshare.org.uk Use access code tesr11
The co-op do a ton of resources for schools, if that is of any use.