Flying High Academy Ladybrook takes part in Planet Super League!
Throughout May and June we have been delivering at Ladybrook Primary school to their year 5 students. In these sessions the students would learn about different ways they can help the environment in their local communities, through the Planet Super League.
Students would start with learning about the Planet Super League, where they would not only be representing their school, but also communities and Nottingham Forest. They would then delve into content surrounding food, energy, waste and travel to identify changes they could make to help strive towards a ‘greener community’, along with what they and their school already had in place.
They looked at how football stadiums create enough electricity to run for matches and even how they feed all their supports come match day. Students then looked at the best ways to travel, and found out different solutions other countries had in place to help make their communities greener.
“I really enjoyed learning about what impacts our environment. I was very surprised with some of the stats and want to make sure I cam being as eco-friendly as I can be” – Year 5 student.
Based on the student’s findings each week, they would come up with many different challenges and ideas to put into place at home. Lots of students were challenged to walk to school in the morning instead of taking the car. They were also able to find out many was the school was striving towards saving the environment in ways students didn’t realise such as ‘automatic energy saving light’, ‘recycling bins’ around the school and even a ‘meat free day’ for lunch.
The final week of the program saw students begin to plan their own ‘Green Project’. This would involve a step-by-step plan for an idea students would try and persuade their class members to ‘invest in’. The best ideas would then be put forward to the school and hopefully implemented in some capacity.
“The class have come up with lots of great ideas over the 6 weeks, and have really taken to each session. They have been a credit to themselves and been a great group to work with. I look forward to finding out if the school implement some of the fantastic ideas students came up with.” – Alex Toplis, Head Coach