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Foundation, Key Stage 1

Caring for our world: A practical guide to ESD for ages 4-8

Fran Martin and Paula Owens

  • Pages: 66
  • ISBN: 978-1-84377-211-8
  • Published: 2008

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This practical illustrated guide to Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for ages 4-8 will be invaluable for those who are uncertain what ESD is all about and how to teach it. It brings together many current initiatives, such as Sustainable Schools, Personalised Learning, Every Child Matters and SEAL, through a range of inspiring yet easily replicable examples.

The experiences of real schools are used to illustrate six themes:

  • growing schools
  • food and farming
  • forest school
  • school grounds
  • sustainable energy
  • travelling to school

These are brought to life with both teacher and pupil voices, firstly with an example of one school’s work across a range of subject areas, followed by additional vignettes from other schools which offer several different perspectives. A resources section including a short- and medium-term plan, and lists of useful books and websites for each chapter will help you plan and resource your own lessons. This book is relevant whatever your school situation and location as the examples range from quick activities to whole-school projects from schools in very different settings.


Introduction - View Sample Pages

Growing Schools - View Sample Pages

  • How does our garden grow
  • Making scarecrows
  • Getting started
  • Food for thought
  • Farming links
  • Putting the child and the community first
  • Healthy citizens
  • Learning naturally
  • String trails
  • Forest school or beach school?
  • Sally squirrel circle time
  • Grounds for action
  • Young decision makers
  • Community support
  • Sustainable sense
  • Making choices
  • Leading by example
  • Caring for the future
  • Making big savings
  • Power to the pupils
  • Safety first
  • Short-term plan
  • Medium-term plan
  • Planning ahead
  • Assessment ladder
  • Food and farming
  • Forest school - View Sample Page
  • School grounds
  • Sustainable energy
  • Travelling to school
  • Resources

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