WWW had the pleasure of hosting an Arctic-themed Day at St. Andrew’s Primary School in Bath on Tuesday 5 December.
This was a fun-filled day for 72 pupils across years 4, 5 and 6 and their teachers using creative sessions to look at climate change through the eyes of the Arctic.
Children began their Arctic adventure by watching the inspirational WWW film on the region. We then split into our mixed year groups and headed off for our first sessions with our fantastic facilitators: street dance company Jukebox Collective, Drama teacher Emily Hastings of Acting Up, and real-life explorer Digby Rawlins.
Throughout the day children (and teachers!) hip-hopped as if they were freezing water and ice, learned with WWW about changes to Arctic landscapes and habitats, discussed how climate change is affecting that part of the world and the people and animals that live within it, and even got to try on some polar expedition clothes!
Lastly, they used movement to explore climate related changes taking place in the Arctic.
At lunchtime children also created giant friezes of Arctic animals.The day ended with a look at Sir David Attenborough’s film Wonderful World, reminding us that we live in a beautiful but fragile world and we can all do a little bit to help protect it.
Our fabulous facilitators Emily, and Reuel and Jodelle from Jukebox Collective handed out well-deserved certificates of adventure to all our intrepid trainee explorers and now official protectors of our planet!
What a wonderful school full of engaged children and creative teachers. We had great fun – thank you St Andrew’s!