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Opportunities for Secondary School Sustainability Projects

Student Environment Days provide an enthusiastic audience for small secondary school groups to embark on a project which will give them experience to demonstrate skills and knowledge in many integrated areas.

Obviously the cross curricula area of Sustainability forms the topic area and could cover any of the organising ideas (Systems, World Views or Futures) depending on the area of interest of the student group.

The learning areas of Science and English dominate this project. Geography may also be integrated depending on the topic chosen.

There are also many General Capabilities involved in this project including:


Critical & Reflective Thinking

Personal & Social Capability

Ethical Understanding

  • Using language to interact with others
  • Delivering presentations
  • Posing questions
  • Identifying & Clarifying information
  • Organising and processing information
  • Imagining possibilities and connecting ideas
  • Considering alternatives
  • Seeking solutions and putting ideas into action
  • Evaluating procedures and outcomes
  • Recognising personal qualities and achievements
  • Developing reflective practices
  • Developing self-discipline and goal setting
  • Working independently and showing initiative
  • Becoming confident, resilient and adaptable
  • Contributing to civil society
  • Communicating effectively
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Making decisions
  • Negotiating and resolving conflict
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Examining values
  • Exploring rights and responsibilities
  • Considering points of view


If you are interested in the possibility of pursuing this project at your school, please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss it further.