Learn more about Eco Warriors at 20Twenty
Eco Warriors is an environmental education project designed for primary schools. The project is funded by two Fenland wind farms, Glassmoor and Whitemill. The funding provided will support primary aged children from the Friday Bridge, Elm, Christchurch, Coldham, Whittlesey, Eatrea, Ramsey Mereside, Coates and Pondersbridge districts.
The activities, which also provide an opportunity for pupils to develop a variety of digital skills, are designed to encourage pupils and their families to develop environmentally friendly attitudes and behaviours. We at 20Twenty believe that our actions have to be considered in terms of their global impact, not just how they affect us as individuals or our local community.
Participating schools receive ten 90-minutes sessions, all delivered by 20Twenty Productions staff. Sessions span a variety of environmentally relevant subjects including air, noise and water pollution, fossil fuels, renewable energy, the greenhouse effect and climate change.
The programme is designed to engage pupils in key stage 2, preferably those in years 5 and 6. We do however believe, particularly with mixed year classes, that year 4 pupils can benefit from the activities too.
Pupils will gain practical experience across a range of digital topics including stop motion animation, graphic design, presentation design, robotics and coding.
Week 1: Introduction
Introduces pupils to our project, the project’s aims and the equipment used in the classroom (Apple iPad and Pencil). Pupils create a digital drawing inspired by anything they have learnt in the session.
Week 2: Prime Minister for the day
Pupils are Prime Minister for the day as they propose a new law which will reduce climate change. Pupils evaluate the pros and cons of the law before creating a digital mindmap to illustrate its impact.
Week 3: Fossil Fuels
Pupils balance the pros and cons of fossil fuels while exploring their origins. Pupils then animate a short film that depicts how fossil fuels were created over millions of years.
Week 4 : Renewable Energy
Pupils explore renewable energy sources, after which they design a marketing poster to promote a new renewable energy product.
Weks 5 & 6: Environmental Impact
The first of two sessions that provide an exciting opportunity for pupils to become film-makers. Pupils create their own stop motion film designed to encourage adults to switch from non-renewable to renewable energy sources.
Weeks 7, 8 & 9 : Technology
Robotics and AI will play a significant part in solving the problems of climate change. These three weeks provide pupils with an introduction to robotics. Pupils use LEGO’s educational system for robotics alongside the Scratch coding system to control their creations.
Week 10: Noise Pollution and Conclusion
Noise pollution is an issue that gets less attention than almost all other forms of pollution – however this has a damaging effect upon wildlife both inside and outside the oceans. Pupils undertake a practical activity that demonstrates noise levels.
Access To Neurons
Every pupil in each participating school will receive 12-months free membership to our online creative learning platform – Neurons. Details will be provided shortly after the project begins in the school.