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Environmental Leadership Day

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Child outdoorsThis day program provides students with an opportunity to learn about the personal qualities and attributes of a number of well known environmental activists including David Attenborough, Steve Irwin, Skye Bortolli and The Lorax.  Students are able to explore the Barambah Hi-5 leadership qualities:

  • Have a clear goal or purpose

  • Communicate clearly

  • Delegate roles to others

  • Make decisions and solve problems

  • Look after your team

and then put them into practice during a practical challenge to restore a section of Wrattens Conservation Park by removing weeds and replanting with native species.  All students receive a free plant to take home.

Australian Curriculum links

Personal and social general capability

Level 4

Identify a community need or problem and consider ways to take action to address it.
Identify causes  and effects of conflict and practise different strategies to diffuse or resolve conflict situations.

Level 5

Analyse personal and social roles and responsibilities in planning and implementing ways of contributing to their communities.
Assess the appropriateness of various conflict resolution strategies in a range of social and work related situations.

Science

Years 5 and 6

Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decisions (ACSHE083) and (ACSHE100)

Years 7 and 8

Scientific knowledge has changed peoples' understanding of the world and is refined as new evidence becomes available (ACSHE134)

Year 9

Advances in scientific understanding often rely on technological advances and are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

OI.2 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities maintain a special connection to and responsibility for Country/Place throughout all of Australia.

Sustainability

OI.5 World views are formed by experiences at personal, local, national and global levels, and are linked to individual and community actions for sustainability.

OI.7 Actions for a more sustainable future reflect values of care, respect and responsibility, and require us to explore and understand environments.

OI. 9: Sustainable futures result from actions designed to preserve and/or restore the quality and uniqueness of environments.

Critical and creative thinking

Level 4

Assess and test options to identify the most effective solution and to put ideas into action.

Level 5

Predict possibilities and identify and test consequences when seeking solutions and putting ideas into action.

Level 6

Analyse reasoning used in finding and applying solutions and in choice of resources.

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Last reviewed 28 March 2019
Last updated 28 March 2019