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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Global Goals

Global Goals

Our children have done their part towards the Global Goals to help end extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

Over the last half term, each year group have been focusing on one of the Global Goals. The Global Goals are a set of 17 commitments made by 193 world leaders to end extreme poverty, inequality, and climate change by 2030. As part of this unit, each year group decided on a task that meant they could be Active Changemakers in their local and wider community. We are immensely impressed by the dedication and commitment our young people have shown. They really have made a difference and we hope they take this forward. Here is a flavour of what they have been doing. 

Reception
In Reception we encouraged the children to bring in their home recycling and we were so impressed with how much we received. Using the recycling the children created their own new toys, using their fantastic imaginations. The children created models such as rockets, toys and binoculars. The children enjoyed using these in their imaginative play and sharing them with their friends. Some of the models made were so fantastic we have saved these for future learning in the classroom.  

Year 1 and 2 
Year 2 have been learning about how we can build and support the development of a sustainable world, focusing on Global Goal number 8 and how to ensure decent working conditions and economic growth. Our learning has seen us develop an understanding about fair pay and equal employment opportunities for all globally. We looked at different examples of employment across the world that showcased what sustainable and decent employment can and does look like in different continents. We then learnt about the impact Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale had, how they improved nursing and supported a significant improvement in society's basic standards of living. Having gained this knowledge, we thought about what we could do as a year group to 'be the change' and decided to hold a Jumble Sale (with Year 1) to raise money for charities that support decent working conditions. The whole year group got involved in making flyers to advertise the sale, donating any unwanted toys and books they had at home and then helping with their sale at school. On the day Y1 and 2 managed to raise a total of £91 towards our global goals. 

Year 3 
Year 3 have been focusing on the global goal of 'life below water'. We have done a lot of research into the charity #2minutebeachclean so the children decided they wanted to contribute by going to Brighton beach and doing a 2-minute beach clean themselves. This week, Year 3 have visited Brighton beach, they collected 3 black sacks of rubbish during their clean up, the children were so motivated to make a difference they continued to clean up the streets of Brighton on their walk back up to the train station. We are extremely proud of all of Year 3 for the great difference they have made and helping stop plastic ending up in the ocean, we hope that their small start inspires you to pick up a piece of rubbish next time you see it. 

Year 4
Year 4 have really enjoyed learning about our Life on Land Global Goal. We made some links back to our learning last year where we read ‘The Last Tree’ and learnt about using resources sustainably. We thought about how deforestation affects our lives through global warming and reducing the amount of oxygen we have. The children felt very passionate about wanting to grow some plants, so we are waiting until after Easter for the growing season to grow some corn and plant it in the school allotment. We also created some clay faces that we are going to bring home today. These are to place on trees and plants so remind others that they are living things, so we need to protect them.

Year 5 
Year 5's Global Goal is clean water and sanitation. As a year group, we decided we that we wanted to do a bake sale after school. The children created advertisements to inform the school of our Global Goal and the 'Bake for Bogs'. We had an excellent turn out and managed to make £100! This money will be going towards 'toilet twinning' which will provide a community a safe place to go to the toilet. As well as this, the money will also help communities' education and sanitation programs. Well done Year 5!

Year 6 
Year 6 had the focus of GG7 and GG13 (Affordable and Clean Energy / Climate Action). We looked at the amount of food that gets wasted on a daily basis - in schools, households and business. The amount of carbon dioxide released as a result of food waste is immense, we decided to recycle the food we throw away everyday into compost. Using recycled plastic bottles from students in school and waste food from the school canteen, Eagle designed recycled 'rot pots'. The rot pots are good and easy example of how we can do our bit to stop the impact of climate change. Recycling plastic and waste food means less on our landfill sights and more waste being used for good. The children also added sunflower seeds to grow within the 'rot pots' due to their high intake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere when they are fully flourished. The children sold the rot pots to parents with all proceeds being donated to the Woodlands Trust.