How can we actively reduce our carbon footprint?

Children throughout the school will spend two weeks – in a range of different lessons – researching and discussing how we can actively reduce our energy usage and carbon footprint.

At age appropriate levels, children will:

Research our school’s energy usage over set period of time. 

Look for trends in energy usage data and identify why we may use more or less energy. 

Discuss and learn about renewable energy sources.

Learn about the installation of our new solar panels with talks given by the company who have installed them. 

Track the energy generated by our solar panels and translate into contexts children understand (such as how many hours of TV could we watch with this energy)

Set goals for the future in terms of tracking our usage so we can compare before and after solar panel installation. 

Draw and plot graphs to show findings. 

Children will create a display around this work, include ideas and pictures showing how children, and their families, are actively trying to reduce their energy usage.



At age appropriate levels, children will:

Research our school's energy usage over set period of time.

Look for trends in energy usage data and identify why we may use more or less energy.

Discuss and learn about renewable energy sources.

Learn about the installation of our new solar panels with talks given by the company who have installed them.

Track the energy generated by our solar panels and translate into contexts children understand (such as how many hours of TV could we watch with this energy)

Set goals for the future in terms of tracking our usage so we can compare before and after solar panel installation.

Draw and plot graphs to show findings.

Children will create a display around this work, include ideas and pictures showing how children, and their families, are actively trying to reduce their energy usage.

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