At Novaschool Sunland International we promote and teach our students values related to environmental care, recycling and sustainability.
Last Thursday, April 22nd, we celebrated the Earth Day at all levels. We are aware that today more than ever we need a shift towards a more sustainable economy for people and the planet.
Therefore, it is important to raise students’ awareness of the health of our ecosystems that underpin all forms of life on Earth. This depends directly on the health of the planet and its inhabitants, so it is essential to act.
Preventing, stopping and reversing ecosystem degradation across continents and oceans is now a priority. Restoring means combating climate change and ending poverty.
In order to raise awareness of our students we have organized different activities and lessons dedicated to this topic that have been developed throughout the school day.
For example, our Primary pupils have made Earth suncatchers and they have been learning about our planet through ‘Famous Explorers’ history topic.
Meanwhile, Secondary students took part in a Kahoot during the Science class and did a scavenger hunt around the school grounds to find examples of biodiversity.
“There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.”
Over the current week, from November 30th to December 4th, Science Week 2020 took place at Novaschool Sunland International.
Celebrating Science Week at Novaschool Sunland was an amazing experience! What a success!
From Habitats to planets, examining the layers of the Earth, the extinction of different species and the deforestation of the rainforest! We packed in some fantastic activities and even competitions too!
The idea of the week itself was for the students to think about everyday discoveries and how they affect our lives by exploring Science in the world around us.
Each day of the week was dedicated to a specific topic:
Monday – Climate change and carbon footprint
Our students investigated the amount of greenhouse gas a person can emit on a day to day basis. They created their own carbon footprint and discussed how their actions are affecting our environment. They even developed ideas on how they could make changes to support the fight against Climate Change.
On Tuesday, our Secondary students from KS3 entered the ‘Habitats Photography Competition.’ Their challenge was to take the best photograph they could of a living being in their habitat from within the school grounds. They explored our beautiful campus at Novaschool Sunland and snapped some incredible shots!
In Foundation and Primary, our students explored the campus too, spotting the different flowers and creatures that live in our school. They drew pictures and explored the different textures in the gardens.
Wednesday– The Planets
On Wednesday, we had two visitors in school who gave a presentation to our year 7 students all about Geology and the different types of rocks and the layers of the Earth itself.
Across the rest of the school, Secondary students discovered how the planets actually formed in the Solar System. In Primary, we investigated the different planets, put them in order and made our own space mobiles!
Thursday– Biodiversity and Recycling
On Thursday, we had a fantastic and creative visitor in school that shared stories with our students. In Primary, our students studied recycling and its importance. We discussed why we should Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We made Christmas decorations from recycled materials.
In Secondary, the students talked about preserving Biodiversity and the animals in danger of extinction.
The Exposition from the Centro de Ciencias Principia en Málaga arrived for our students to visit and discuss. The Expo was called ‘Los Enlaces de la Vida’ and discussed all of the key points from today’s theme.
Friday – The Rainforest and Pollution
On Friday, the Secondary students investigated the severity of deforestation and who is responsible for this happening to our Earth.
In Primary, we read a beautiful story about the trees being cut down in the wonderful rainforest. We made rainforest layers, placing the animals in the correct places. We also made posters to ‘Save Our Rainforest!’
The organizer of this event – Miss Helen Barber – tutor of Y4A, has made a series of themed videos on YouTube through the ‘Novaschool myAgora’ channel.
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