Curriculum Links

Curriculum Aim
Ensuring young people have a good knowledge of the impact their actions have on the environment allows them to make more informed and responsible decisions.

Curriculum Objectives
A more sustainable attitude to waste and energy and the knowledge that their actions can have an effect on people in other parts of the world help to develop the young person as an individual, a contributor to society and contribute to a more sustainable economy and environment.

Areas of Learning
Although the most obvious area is the world around us, there are also links with arts (drama and crafts), language and literacy (discussions, filling in worksheets, reading information), maths and numeracy (surveys, data collection, data handling) and personal and mutual understanding (impacts own actions have on others, group activities).

Learning Experiences
Work on energy and waste offers the opportunity for young people to experience a range of learning experiences including investigations, hands on activities, engaging, enjoyable and relevant activities and suited to different learning styles.

Attitudes and Dispositions
Learning about sustainability and how we all affect the world, will hopefully have a positive influence on the attitude and dispositions of the young people involved throughout their whole lives.

Curriculum Aim
With a good knowledge of the issues around sustainability, young people will be empowered to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives.

Curriculum Objectives
Knowledge on living a more sustainable lifestyle and the impact our decisions have on others all help to develop the young person as an individual, a contributor to society, the economy and the environment.

Learning for Life and Work
Managing energy and water use, using resources more efficiently, reducing waste and recycling all ties in with personal development, home economics, citizenship and as ‘green’ jobs become increasingly important and employers become more environmentally aware, increase young people’s employability.

Key Elements
Learning about efficient use of resources links with many key elements of the curriculum including citizenship, ethical awareness, economic awareness and most obviously E.S.D.

Cross-Curricular Skills
Many of the programmes we provide for KS3 include opportunities for working in groups, discussing ideas, making decisions and trying to find creative solutions to environmental problems.

Areas of Learning
Sustainability covers a range of areas of learning. As well as environment and society, there are links with science and technology, the arts, English and even religious education (guardians of the earth for future generations).

Learning Experiences
Our education programmes aim to offer a range of learning experiences to young people involved, including investigating and problem solving, being relevant and enjoyable, can be enquiry based and are varied to suit learning styles.

Attitudes and Dispositions
Learning about sustainability and how our individual actions affect the world around us will all build towards young people becoming responsible citizens of the future.