Gainford CE Primary pupils are Eco Warriors!
In March Gainford CE Primary School and Preschool had two visits from Rachel Moore who works for OASES (Outdoor and Sustainability Educational Specialists)
OASES work with Gainford Primary to help children look positively to the future and learn how they can be part of the fight against climate change , the move towards green technologies and renewable energy and the adaptions required for a sustainable future in Class Wear had an exciting afternoon .They took part in lots of hands on practical activities ,including learning about solar panels and wind turbines .
The class had already appointed energy monitors who ensure that pupils and staff turn off devices and lights when not in use saving energy wherever possible .The children had lots to say about the sessions.
Lucy – I enjoyed making the wind turbines turn really quickly.
Bethany – I really enjoyed it because when we got to hold hands in a circle making a circuit and the light lit up. It was amazing !
Ivy – I liked getting the lights to flash using solar power.
Chris Riley Headteacher commented “ The children were so engaged in the tasks and have really demonstrated a better understanding of sustainable energy We recognise the need for competency in Stem subjects in providing a green future and these sessions help to enthuse children about the possibilities in science, technology, engineering and maths .
Hopefully OASES will be back later in the year to work with more pupils across the school.