Making a Difference with School Workshops

Workshops can be run as a standalone class or to coincide with a strand on a curriculum subject, ran as part of ‘Green week’, or as a full course on sustainable development. Workshop examples are below.

Our workshops are tailored to be integrated in to the curriculum with a whole school’s approach. It is delivered principally in workshop format, tailored to suit the specific needs of each school and group of students and can be held at both primary and secondary schools.

What is the purpose of our workshops?

Each workshop focuses on facilitating and empowering students to become confident, effective Peer Educators. The workshops provide students with the opportunity to explore local and global topics and to develop and learn NEW skills. By the end of the workshops students will be able to:

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Know how to stay healthy and communicate effectively

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Have an understanding of Sustainable Development from local to global

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Be able to carry out effective group work and facilitation

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Be able to take action with peers for a more sustainable world

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Know the responsibilities of a peer educator

Curriculum Modules

Our workshops run for a duration of 90 minutes to 2 hours. Each workshop includes a presentation, a range of interactive activities, and ends with the students developing an action project of their own choosing. Topics include climate change, sustainable development, climate justice, plastic pollution, fast fashion, sustainable transport, biodiversity loss, food, soil and taking action.

A keynote speech on climate change and sustainability to educate and empower students to take action

 

Duration: 1H

A workshop to frame sustainability and to motivate taking action, examining what actions can be taken in school and at home (double period or 2 hours)

 

Duration: 1H

2 workshops on plastic education examining the causes, effects and solutions to plastic pollution. Students will be trained to peer educate other students on plastic. These workshops give students the tools to spread awareness about plastic throughout the school through peer education initiatives.

Transition your school to a single use plastic free campus by engaging students with a step by step action plan.

 

Duration: 1H

This workshop examines local and global biodiversity loss focusing on the problems and the solutions to restoring nature.

 

Duration: to be disclosed

Sustainable transport is central to efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and environmental damage. This session bridges sustainable transport to social, environmental and climate impacts.

 

Duration: to be disclosed

Fast fashion is a term used to describe a highly profitable business model based on replicating catwalk trends and high-fashion designs, and mass-producing them at low cost. This workshop examines the environmental and human impacts of the fashion industry.

 

Duration: to be disclosed

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Testimonials

Sue has an imaginative and interactive approach to teaching students about sustainability and she has achieved a lot in a short space of time. The students were engaged throughout the module and benefited hugely from it. Sue was always positive and enthusiastic and built a good repore with students.
- Seamus Grundy
Principal St. Michael's National School