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Eco Warriors

Eco Warriors is an environmental education project for primary schools funded by two Fenland wind farms, Glassmoor and Whitemill. The funding provided will support primary aged children from the Friday Bridge, Elm, Christchurch, Coldham, Whittlesey, Eastrea, Ramsey Mereside, Coates and Pondersbridge districts. The activities, which also provide an opportunity for pupils to develop a variety of digital skills, are designed to encourage pupils and their families to adopt environmentally friendly behaviours. We at 20Twenty believe that our actions have to be considered in terms of their global impact, not just how they affect us individually or locally.


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Participating schools will receive ten 2-hour sessions, delivered by 20Twenty Productions staff, that span a variety of environmentally relevant subjects.

KEY STAGE

The programme is designed to engage pupils in Key Stage 2, preferably those in years 5 and 6. We do however believe, particularly with mixed year classes, that year 4 pupils can benefit from the activities too.

DIGIAL AND ESSENTIAL SKILLS

Pupils, while expanding their knowledge of climate change and other environmental issues, will all develop a range of digital and essential skills.

TIMING

The project will being in the Autumn term of 2021/22. Schools will be asked to commit to a ten-week period during which each participating class will complete one session per week.

PROGRAMME SESSIONS

Week 1: Introduction 

Introduces pupils to the subject matter and technology used in the classroom (Apple iPad and Pencil). Discussion of the importance and pitfalls of environmental issues whilst creating a fun and engaging atmosphere to intrigue pupils moving forward.

Week 2: Climate Change 

Provides an overview of climate change and its effects as pupils continue to develop their digital skills. This session includes an activity that demonstrates the effects of climate change on sea levels. Pupils are then asked to be Prime Minister for the day as they propose three new laws designed to reduce climate change. This includes mind mapping the practical problems that each law may create.

Week 3: Fossil Fuels 

Pupils balance the pros and cons of fossil fuel while exploring their origins. This session has a historical theme as pupils consider whether fossil fuels are essential to the modern world. The session ends with the pupils creating a timeline of the fossil fuel life cycle, after which they speculate on what they think may happen in the future.

Week 4: Renewable Energy 

Builds directly upon session three as pupils are introduced to renewable energy sources, which they will again evaluate. Pupils then develop design skills as they create a movie style poster showing renewable energy sources.

Weeks 5 & 6: Environmental Impact 

The first of two sessions that provide an exciting opportunity for pupils to become film-makers. The activity sees pupils create their own documentary style trailer after watching some inspiring clips narrated by David Attenborough.

Weeks 7, 8 and 9: Technology

Robotics and artificial intelligence will play a significant part in solving the problems of climate change. These three weeks provide pupils with an introductions to robotics and AI using Mindstorms, LEGO's educational system for robotics.

10: Noise Pollution and conclusion

Noise pollution is an issue that gets less attention than almost all other forms of pollution - however this has a damaging effect upon nature both inside and outside the oceans. Pupils will undertake a practical activity that demonstrate noise levels while understanding how this pollution is harmful to mankind and animals alike. 

ACCESS TO NEURONS >>

Every pupil in each participating school will receive 12-months free membership to our online creative learning platform - Neurons.

At £9.50/month, each family receives £114 worth of membership at no charge. This provides access to a range of fun and engaging creative learning activities. Further details can be found at neurons.org.uk.


Pupils will learn about renewable energy...



... how our behaviour has a global impact


... the triggers of climate change


... using the latest technology.

"Without our funders, 20Twenty Productions would not exist. In a world where all children and young people were treated with respect, equality, and afforded creative and artistic opportunities to express themselves, we would not need to."

Katherine Nightingale, CEO

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