In a society where there is ever increasing concern and information about looking after the environment, this year we decided it would be valuable and important to teach our children about how they can contribute to their environment.
This topic will be covered in a variety of ways: through providing information and educating the children in assemblies and lessons, modelling practical tips for them to use and visits to our local environment.
The three R’s: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle will provide the basis for this topic. We will be discussing the importance of only using what we need and not wasting valuable resources such as food water and electricity. Reusing will be shown through sharing and giving to charity, we will be asking the children what we could do with products rather than throw them away. Our in-school recycling procedures will also be updated with new recycling bins placed in every classroom to make it easier than ever for the children to get into the habit of recycling.
The future of our environment lies in the hands of children and we believe that appreciation and respect for their environment are important values to instill at a young age.
If you have any suggestions as to how we can further implement this topic into school life please feel free to let us know.