Let’s Leave Smaller Footprints to save Planet Earth
'We are all citizens of one world; we are all of one blood.‘
Jan Amos Comenius, 1592-1670
Comenius has two main objectives:
to develop knowledge and understanding among young people and education staff of the diversity of European cultures and languages, and the value of this diversity
to help young people to acquire basic life skills and competences for their personal development, for future employment and for active European citizenship
Let’s Leave Smaller Footprints to save Planet Earth food buildings water transport waste energy
7 TH – 11 TH October 2009
15 th – 19 th March 2010
23 rd – 29 th May2010
10 th – 15 th October 2010
26 th January 2011
24 th March 2011
6 th May 2011
12 th June 2011
Roles and Responsibilities
Austria – materials for pupils
France – design logos and corporate image
Germany – mascot, diary, blog
Portugal - materials to share, calendar
Scotland - summarise main ideas in English
Spain – co-ordinator, set up blog
Eco-committee to lead the first year
Main focus - reducing the waste from school meals
Where does our food come from? (how many miles has your food travelled?)
Eco – bag design 2009
The PPC fundraising committee have taken this project onboard.
Cut down food miles… use local produce
On-line recipe book on the website
Local, seasonal produce
Invite local producers into school, food tasting etc.
Scottish traditional fayre???? Link with cookery club Nick Nairn, Tom Kitchin, Martin Wishart etc.
Plant for the Planet
Each school has agreed to sign up to this project........
Endangered animals in Scotland???
From August – October 2010 each year group will undertake an interdisciplinary study on one endangered animal. The final product (booklet/blog/powerpoint etc) will be added to the Comenius website and key facts will appear in the calendar.
Each school to be responsible for two months of the year.
Interactive, on-line calendar
Displayed on backdrop/screensaver on each class computer
Top tips to leave smaller footprints included
Mascot included too
One last thought....
“ Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.”