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1 Caring for our World Some BIG IDEAS with extracts from Caring for Our World to illustrate thinking sustainably with young children

2 Citizenship and stewardship Interdependence Needs and rights of future generations Diversity Quality of life Sustainable change Uncertainty and precaution Holland Report (1998) A Report to DfEE/QCA on Education for Sustainable Development in the Schools Sector from the Panel for Education for Sustainable Development Some big ideas about Sustainable Development

3 Enquiry Physical & Human Processes Scale Place Cultural Understanding & Diversity Inter- dependence Environmental Interaction & Sustainable Development Space Some big ideas about Geography

4 Thinking about Sustainable Schools

5 citizenship and stewardship needs and rights of future generations sustainable change uncertainty and precaution geography science literacy citizenship Sustainable Energy: making choices

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7 Food for Thought - Food and Farming Key ESD Concepts Citizenship and stewardship Diversity Sustainable change Uncertainty and precaution

8 Were does food come from? What can we cook? Practical Participation Edwalton Primary

9 Food and Farming – where does our food come from? Citizenship and stewardship Knowledge that animals and crops need to be cared for if a farm is to be successful Diversity Some understanding of the components needed for a successful farming environment. Sustainable change Developing awareness of current and future roles we might have as a community in relation to sustainable farming Uncertainty and precaution Ability to think about different what if? scenarios and solutions e.g. if animals become sick, the weather is especially bad etc Other Geography outcomes Development of relevant farm and landscape vocabulary Interdependence and global food trade

10 Wellies on Friday & working with the community at Johnstown, Carmarthen Reception children designing and exploring their outdoor area Saron, Ammanford Participation: school grounds, local community First hand experience Outdoor classroom

11 Forest Schools Interdependence Citizenship and Stewardship Diversity Quality of life Winkleigh Primary School, Devon

12 Thats un- natural How do you know? cos its a spoon! You don't find spoons in the wood!

13 Some Forest School links ECM 1: Be Healthy ECM 2: Stay Safe ECM 3: Enjoy and Achieve SEAL – Forest School has a strong emphasis on social and emotional learning in the context of natural environments Personalised learning: a guiding principle of Forest School is that it uses pupils interests as a starting point for learning

14 Forest School: Childrens voices While sitting around the campfire in the rain having made pancakes: Tom: Mmm I love pancakes. Ive got lemon and sugar on mine. It tastes yummy Daisy Mmm I like eating pancakes in the rain. Its soggy and soft! Izzy: I like pancakes. I didnt know I liked pancakes! Collecting sticks: Joshua: I have to collect thin sticks the same size as a pencil. I have 1,2,3,4,5,6. Lauren: I have 1,2,3,4,5. You have one more than me. Im going to find some more… Thats too long. I will break it in half. Ive got 2 more!

15 Walking Bus I like walking to school even when its raining! Interdependence Citizenship and Stewardship Quality of life

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