enhanced sustainable schools
Enhanced Sustainable Schools is WasteWatch's new schools programme. It helps schools address the most important environmental and social challenges of our time.
Historically, education programmes were based around one off school visits with assemblies and workshops. Research shows that one off or short term activities are not enough no generate progress in embedding pro-environmental behaviours and leadership that is required to enable a ‘sustainable’ school culture in teachers, other staff or students.
To address these issues our evolving approach to programme delivery is to move away from one off, or ‘bolt on’ work towards longer term projects which are ‘built in’ to the everyday operations of the institution.
We believe that programmes should be structured around supporting organisations to taking strategic, planned action which we facilitate and support but don’t own. In addition we believe they should be focused on developing positive attitudes and values, building leadership to enable ownership by a committed group as well as developing the broader wellbeing of those who participate.
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Read the great pilot project report by Luna Zabalza here:
activities by traid
TRAID's educational visits consist of either school-wide assemblies or workshops for individual classes or both! Visits are adaptable to the needs, curriculum and time tables of individual schools and/or groups. Examples of activities include:
Thoughts into Action
This activity shows students that their everyday actions can have both positive and negative impacts on environmental world issues.
Where Do You Stand?
This is a discussion activity that aims to illustrate the similarities and differences between students' thoughts and opinions on issues such as recycling and second-hand clothes and their actual habits and actions.
How Do You Choose?
The purpose of this activity is to make students more aware of their values which will help them to make more informed choices in the future.
Consequences of the Fashion Industry
The purpose of this activity is for students to understand that the clothes that they wear have a greater effect throughout the world than they think.
Project Evaluation Committee
This is a role-playing activity where students are asked to choose an overseas development project to support after reading actual project proposals and considering various funding criteria.
and lots more....
If you are interested in hosting one of TRAID's educational visits, please contact Lyla Patel on 0208 733 2591 for more information!