Sustainability in the Curriculum
There are many opportunities for children to acquire understanding and knowledge of and develop positive attitudes towards sustainable issues through our curriculum delivery.
The main coverage will be through PSCHE and science but children will have the opportunity to access learning about sustainable living through cross-curricular teaching and learning and our International Primary Curriculum Scheme of Work.
At Seven Hills we offer lots of extra opportunities for our children to be involved in sustainable activities. Here are some of them.
As well as having a School Council who are involved in making decisions, we have Eco-Warriors in each class who meet regularly to discuss issues arising in their role and to share ideas. They help our Sustainability Leader to promote 'Greener living' across the school. Our Eco-Warrior team currently have representatives from Years 1 to 6. They meet on a regular basis to discuss sustainability issues. These children are also consulted about future events and are involved in the planning of themed days. See our link on the left to find out more about them.
We aim to hold an annual sustainability themed day to complement the work we are delivering through our curriculum. Fundraising days will complement our work and will help people in our local community and wider world. We also link up with FOSH to raise money through car boot and table top sales and bags to school fundraisers.
Here are some pictures of our children enjoying some of the activities that they took part in on Groovy Green Day in 2010. Children paired up with other year groups. We had a great day!
We have many lunchtime and after school clubs that also link to sustainability.
Children in Key Stage Two also have the opportunity to take part in Diner's club. Every Wednesday a small group of children work with a member of staff preparing a meal and learning how to set a table correctly. They then share their meal with members of staff and parents. In order to develop our community links Diner's club has also been visited by Local councillors, Governors and the Mayor of Morley to name a few.
We also teach children about sustainable issues through our Investors in Pupils work. Children will learn about purchase and waste through activities involving the school budget. Children will work towards individual and class targets to better themselves.