How does it rain? How has climate change affected us? How can we become global citizens? These are the questions we want our pupils to be asking. It is important for our children to understand how our world works and how the issues the world faces can affect us.
Geography is powerful subject that lets our children become explorers, enquirers, environmentalists and global citizens. In lessons we want to encourage enquiry to understand the world we live in. We achieve this deep understanding by exploring physical environments, human interactions and how humans interact with the physical environments. We are lucky to live in a diverse world so should utilise the opportunity to explore and engage with our world at school to learn to appreciate, connect and protect the world we live in.
This Year at Elmhurst we will be focusing on sustainability after I, Miss Robinson, went travelling around the world. I was shocked by the amount of litter and rubbish left on roadsides and the amount of plastic I found washed up onto beaches. It made me realise we need to act now. At Elmhurst we are going to educate our pupils and enforce initiatives to ensure we are doing our best to protect the environment. We will be focusing on how we recycle and cut down on single-use plastics.
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