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Module Case Study: Irelands first
single use plastic free school
Newpark Comprehensive School Transition Year Action Project Example
The students spent 6 weeks learning about environmental issues through my school workshops and they then had to perform an action in relation to the issue that they had chosen in the latter 2 weeks of the module. The workshops were student led, ensuring that the students were engaged and that they were taking action on a topic that was important to them and on their level. This ensured the success of each module and action project.
One of the main messages from the module was that one group can’t fix the environmental issues that we are facing alone, that it is only by working with our communities, making relationships and sharing skills and tools that the problems can begin to be repaired. Therefore, each group of students were encouraged to engage with the out of school community.
Skills involved in executing these projects were developing an idea in to an action, project management and strategy, research, administration, time keeping, facilitation, coordinating skills, planning, social media, community engagement, public speaking, team collaboration and organization and confidence building.