The following County Durham Schools have been learning about climate change and what they can do to combat it.
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Cleves Cross Primary School
Children from Cleves Cross Primary School found the science behind climate change fascinating and are keen to try and save our planet as best they can. They created green screen films which covered the topics of; Habitat Loss, Hurricanes, Melting Ice and Wildfires. These videos have been shown to the school and the children’s parents and were very well received by all.
Crook Primary School
Pupils in Class 6O benefited from OASES’ Climate Change sessions, as the second school in the pilot. They were the first group to try the fantastic ‘Ice Flows’ game, which uses models from real-life glaciers to show how an increase in temperature and decreases in precipitation affects glaciers. The app was very well received with many of the children downloading it for themselves at home. This prompted a couple of groups to cover melting ice in their green screen videos. The other topics covered included: Coral bleaching; wildfires and hurricanes. They delivered an informative assembly to the rest of KS2 and their parents.
Cockfield Primary School
Cockfield Primary School have been passionately working towards combating climate change after their sessions with OASES. They learned about the problems that our planet is facing and chose to make green screen films about the following issues: Rising Sea Levels, Hurricanes, Wildfires, Coral Bleaching, Droughts and Flooding. They showcased the films to the school and their parents, who are going to help to slow down the effects of climate change.
Esh Winning Primary School
Year 5 pupils at Esh Winning Primary School were involved in the first set of pilot sessions for the project. They learned all about the science behind climate change, had the chance to do their own research and then created a script, which they then acted out. They used special effects and backgrounds to make videos about some of the consequences of climate change, such as: melting ice, the plight of the polar bears, coral beaching, sea level rise and wildfires. Pupils had an extra challenge when creating their videos as their school uniform matched the colour of the green screen, meaning they had to work in front of a blue screen instead. However, they were successfully put together and showcased at a whole school assembly.
Miss Duke’s Year 6 class enjoyed learning about climate change and had an interesting debate on whether climate change was real after researching different opinions on the matter. Many children confessed to finding it difficult to debate that climate change was not happening when they themselves thought it was. Whilst the ‘denying’ team put up a plausible case, the debate was won by the team who thought climate change was real and wanted to do something about it. Their green screen videos reflected the outcome of the debate. They created and edited videos on the following topics: Sea Level Rise; Paradise wildfires; Walking to School; Flooding and Coral Bleaching.
Timothy Hackworth Primary School
OASES worked with Mrs Churchill’s Year 5 class to educate children on the threats we face from Climate Change. They took on their own research to find out more information about the science behind climate change and how climate change could affect them in the future. They were alarmed to see how much of Britain would be under water if all of the ice melted. In their groups, they then made green screen films on the following topics: melting ice, coral bleaching, wildfires, flooding and how higher temperatures are affecting our polar bears.
St Cuthbert’s Primary School, Seaham
Year 5 at St. Cuthbert’s Primary School in Seaham have worked with OASES to share all their climate change knowledge with their parents and carers and the rest of the school. They created wonderful green screen films on hurricanes, wildfires, coral bleaching and melting ice and made a difference in their school grounds by planting lots of trees. They had a look at how climate change is affecting different countries, showing us how our actions affect others across the world.
New Brancepeth Primary School
Miss Plummer’s class at New Brancepeth Primary School have made wonderful pieces of drama using greenscreen technology. They’ve looked at wildfires, melting ice in the Arctic and even explored how Harry Potter would fare in a hurricane. They have then had a look at the effect of climate change on the UK wildlife both above water and underwater.
They have linked the project to their geography topic looking at deforestation, and have planted trees to help make a real difference to climate change and the habitats in their area.
Rosa Street Primary School
The Year 4 class at the school worked hard on the C4CC? project, the topic of climate change being for many a new and unfamiliar subject area to cover. The children were particularly impacted when learning about the consequences of melting glaciers and ice sheets that can be felt around the world. The children thoroughly enjoyed making vox-pop videos to air their thoughts and opinions and were more than able to draw on their acting skills to demonstrate real life scenarios through the use of green screen technology to great news bulletin style video clips.
Timothy Hackwork Primary School
Miss Westgarth’s Year 5 class revelled in the opportunity to discuss their thoughts on Climate Change and were particularly keen on the activities that involved role play, debating real life scenarios and putting together thought provoking, simulation videos to highlight the impact across the globe. Many of the children have been inspired to research further into this hugely relevant and important field of study.