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Exploring waste

In the second of our two sustainability examples, watch our case study school demonstrate how a concept like waste can be experienced by children, not just learned. If children are …

Read up on: food waste

If food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter on Earth, after USA and China.1 The amazing efficiency and productivity of the modern food …

Exploring food production

As more and more of the world’s population live in cities, it becomes increasingly important to re-connect with where our food comes from. Watch the children taking part in sowing …

Empowering children to love the Earth

‘We could have never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.’ This quote from The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot was …

Further ideas: citizen science in action

You read in Step 1.4 that to care for the environment you need to experience it daily, over months and even years. Activities that require observations over time also help …

The power of the individual: being a teacher

So how powerful are teachers as individuals? This question reflects a wider debate around climate change, and whether the actions of an individual can make a real difference or represent …

Read up on: climate change

In the previous video, you watched children engaging with the natural world by walking in a meadow. Children can observe the development of plants, animals, birds and insects through the …

Exploring seasonal changes

Changes to the weather, temperature, plants and wildlife throughout the year enable a huge range of learning opportunities. Teachers at Floreat Montague Park school share how they create activities tied …

The benefits of outdoor learning

The beauty of learning outdoors is that it’s a holistic experience that benefits and enhances emotional, social, cognitive, physical and linguistic development. In the drawing below, a child describes how …

Creating a culture of awareness

Floreat Montague Park School promotes sustainability – as one of six ‘big ideas’ which are woven throughout the curriculum and the wider approach taken by the school. Teachers and children …

What is outdoor learning?

To care for the world, you need to love it. To love it, you need to be a part of it. To be a part of it, you need to …