Disrupter Awareness Week/10 days gave pupils from Nursery to Primary 7 the opportunity to extend their learning and change mind-sets by sharing their knowledge and skills on a vast range of environmental issues to a varied and wide audience. The audience included other schools, parents, members of the community, environmental organisations and our partner school in India.
This whole school event ran for a period of 10 days with each day linking to a national or international awareness day and was themed to educate on a variety of environmental issues. Daily learning activities were linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and Developing The Young Workforce (DYW)
Themes and workshops ranged from food waste to food growing, recycling to reusing or repurposing, litter picking and river cleaning, understanding the importance of the worlds oceans, to learning what not to put down our toilets, planting wild flower seeds within the school's grounds and community, to preparing and teaching others how to use Pecha Kucha as an effective way to communicate and highlight environmental issues.
Pupils hosted and took part in virtual and hands on workshops with schools from across the local authority, parents, community members and Stow's partner school in India. Due to the restrictions in place regarding people coming into the school, creativity was required around the delivery of the sessions with many taking place virtually, outside or in a community venue.
Guests including Scottish Water, The Tweed Foundation, Scottish Borders Council Waste Team, Pecha Kucha and Edinburgh Zoo all of whom held virtual workshops with pupils.