Oceans and Plastics Pollution April 15, 2019 – Posted in: Book News

WWF have partnered with Tes to create a series of new resources for teachers and leaders of 7-11 year olds, who want to put Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) at the heart of their school and inspire a new generation of sustainability champions. Through ESD, we can motivate and empower young people to come up with creative solutions to the environmental and sustainability challenges we face, and make positive change happen.

One of the first two resources, ‘Oceans and Plastics Pollution’, contains a range of activities aimed at teachers of 7-11 year-olds.

The six activities engage pupils in active learning methods, encouraging them to work together to solve problems, to think creatively, and to see themselves as active participants in their communities and the wider world.

It is hoped that, as they build their knowledge and understanding, they will become aware of a ‘bigger picture’ and see how seemingly small actions, such as using a plastic drinking straw, can have far reaching consequences. With a growing awareness of the part that they can play in creating a better future for our oceans, pupils will take a step on the journey to becoming global citizens and sustainability champions of the future.

Teachers can access WWF’s full range of FREE classroom resources and tools for their green teams by registering here: https://wwfschoolsscheme.education.co.uk/

Inspired by this great resource on a very important topic, we have created a new cross-curricular book list for KS2, ‘Ocean Rescue: Plastics and Pollution’, focusing on our oceans and the problem of pollution.

Below are just a few of the must-have books for this topic. For the full book lists click below.