Primary Education News

29 May '14

News Whetting students' appetite for water conservation and wellbeing

From animated films to asking students to draw themselves, there are many innovative ways to encourage pupils to think about their happiness and the planet's resourcesDappled with warm spring sunshine, five nine- and 10-year-old boys fan out next to each other in the grass under a big, leafy tree. Another boy tries to lie beside them. "Get up, we can't have six fingers. Go and be soap!" bawls part of the "hand".The unwanted finger reluctantly hauls himself to his feet and joins the larger group of pupils standing over the outspread hand. Grinning at the sheer daftness of it, they all start to bob up and down in unison, making splurting noises as the "fingers" wriggle energetically on the ground. "Miss, look, we're a soap dispenser!" the pupils call out, verging on hysterics as they try to co-ordinate their "squirting" action. Continue reading...

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