Global Action Plan Ireland delivers workshops in primary schools tailored to each group’s interests, schedule, and abilities.
Explore and understand water pollution and conservation, transport, waste and recycling, energy or biodiversity….GAP Ireland has incredible supports and workshops for schools going green! All workshops have strong links to the national curriculum with specific, practical actions each student, teacher, and school can easily implement to make a significant environmental impact.
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CLIMATE ACTION: (1st – 6th class)
During this workshop, participants learn about the factors that contribute towards climate change and the effects climate change has on our environment. Participants will also discuss ways to reduce their carbon footprint and increase sustainability within their community.
WATER WISE: (1st – 6th class)
A fun, hands on workshop on the theme of water, and the growing global need to reduce water consumption and pollution. The workshop empowers students to learn about water issues and to take action to reduce their water footprint at home and in their schools. The workshop allows students to question and discover why water conservation is important and where can they make the biggest impact.
TRANSPORT WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)
How we choose to get from A to B depends on many things: Timing, traffic, cost, difficulty and speed. This workshop will take students on a journey through their own understanding of travel and transport. Using group games and student-led activities they will discover that transport may not be as simple as they first thought, beginning to question what makes a good form of transport? Is it something that is healthy? Something fast? Or something sustainable and environmentally friendly? Do they have to be mutually exclusive?
WASTE WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)
The idea of reducing, reusing and recycling is widely communicated, but WHY should we and what BENEFIT is it providing? Students learn key facts about waste generation in Ireland, different types of waste, how long materials take to breakdown, and innovative ways of reusing our waste. This is presented through group led games and hands-on activities where students will discover their impact on Ireland’s waste.
BRIGHT ABOUT ENERGY: (1st – 6th class)
Energy is all around us, it comes in many forms and has endless uses; but at what cost? Students discover what energy is and how we get it. Participating in games and experiential activities to examine what it takes to create the energy we require and the potential impacts using that energy has on the world. Students will grow their knowledge on climate change, the causes of this global issue and the many ways that it can be combatted.
BIODIVERSITY WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)
Takes the hunt for wildlife knowledge to your school! Students will use group-based games to learn what biodiversity is and why it’s important. The workshop can then be taken outside of the school grounds for a bug hunt as students get first-hand experience finding, examining and identifying various insects found right on their doorstep.
(Appropriate outdoor clothing required).
ACTIVE GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP: (4th-6th class)
This workshop introduces the topic of global citizenship and why positive and active global citizenship is important. Participants will learn about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), what can threaten these, and how poverty and inequality can affect our communities and our planet as a whole.
Currently under development:
‘THE SECRET LIFE OF PLASTICS’
Plastics are popular in the media right now, and this workshop will take the time to address why that’s the case. From how it’s made, to how it’s recycled. From why it’s wonderful, to why it’s not. This workshop shines a light on easy actions we can take in our daily lives in order to reduce our plastic consumption. It allows time for the participants to ponder and understand why they should buy and consume less plastic for their health, and the health of planet Earth.
Water Explorer is a free to use, online educational resource for students aged 8-15 to engage with fun water saving challenges! Currently under redevelopment to be made available for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Logistics: 1.5 hours per workshop. Held in the classroom, 1 class per workshop. Up to 3 workshops per day
Modified to suit each class, and designed to complement the national curriculum.
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