During the first year of ROUTE we started an environmental project with the municipality of Lidingö. The idea was that the student’s thoughts and creativity on environmental solutions would be in focus and presented for the politicians and the civil servants on a special day at the city hall. This year our environmental day grew and became a whole week for students age 6-19 to present their ideas at city hall. The different ages got different days to present and arrange happening around environmental issues.
Our students, consisting of three different classes, started their project with a workshop at the city hall arranged by Sustainergies. After the workshop they worked with their ideas on how to create sustainable solutions or how to influence the public opinion on sustainability.
Some of their projects were:
Create a workshop material on “the production of bananas” too be used at schools.
A Instagram account with 498 followers that introduced “ environmental tip of the day”.
Reuse of old clothes, they collected old clothes to donate to refugees.
Creation of an educational film on waste management.
This project was planned under the ROUTE agenda. We really wanted to move the classroom out from school and to teach IN, ABOUT and FOR the environment (one of our goals in the application). We mixed teachers from the subjects of geography, biology, chemistry, physical education and history. The teachers planned the 2,5 days of education together. The goal was to make educational stations which the student groups rotated in-between. We also brought a lot of material to make observations and experiments on site. We brought 62 students from different classes with us; a mix of social, economic and natural science students. We all slept in tents and cooked our own meals. The weather was perfect!
During our outdoor activities the students got the following educational stations;
physical training in group
physical competitions in teams
Lectures on nature conservations by the Island supervisor from Skärgårdsstiftelsen
Work sheet on the body of water, to learn more about the waters around us
Biological indicators of water quality, search for small animals in the water as indicators of water quality.
Collection of sand for filtration to look for micro plastic, a project in collaboration with KTH.
Mindfulness pathway, the students worked on creating a pathway that will be used by the Skärgårdsstiftelsen.
Life rescue, the students got a course in HLR and how to rescue peoples life in dangerous situations.
We had a very educational and wonderful stay on the Island of Grinda. This will continue to be an interdisciplinary excursion for our school.
This year, the camp had a total of 130 pupils, of which a dozen were high-school students and twenty primary school students. Each leader of the group organized a campfire and activities also for the younger students.
Campsite organizers were professionals, this time the Environment Agency Harju Järva-Rapla region. The student groups moved between the different workshops. They learned about animals, birds, trees, butterflies, soil … Some people also went to the bog. Then the groups had a competitions in sports, and the evening ended with a spirited evening campfire. The next day Maasik games began between the teams. The teams had to use thier learned wisdom and also a good teamwork, skill and dexterity. After this the students had some free time to play ball with friends or too just bake a campfire sausage. Every good thing comes to an end, and soon the camp was over. It is also clear that next year we will meet again Matsimäe, because the majority promised to come back.
Thanks for all the wonderful helpers for the implementation of the camp!
In a joined project between the subjects of Geography and Natural knowledge we created a half environmental day at school. During this day all the students got to go on a quiz walk, under which they should collect all the garbage they could find. Well back at school they used the garbage to create an artwork. The artworks were placed in an exhibition at school. The students then voted on the best artwork. Combined with their score on the quiz walk we got a class who won and they got cake on their next lesson.