Green Day

Green Day
Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, 1 Kemble Street
London
Greater London
WC2B 4AN
England

Website

www.cabe.org.uk/education/green-day

Telephone

020 7070 6700

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Green Day is an initiative that helps to make schools sustainable. It will inspire pupils and colleagues in your school to learn about climate change and how it relates to the buildings and spaces around them.

Over 1050 schools across the country took part in the Green Day initiative between 4 June and 2 July 2010. We’re currently planning an even bigger and better Green Day for summer 2011.

For education resources visit the Green Day section on Engaging Places: http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/in+your+area/green+day.

See our photo stories from Birley Community College, Sheffield, and Riverside Special School, East Riding of Yorkshire, to get an idea of the sort of activities that schools have done in the past as part of Green Day. For further information please contact Anna Wexler on awexler@cabe.org.uk or 020 7070 6700.

Venue Type:

Campaign or initiative

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Local history and street names: an English resource

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/home/art78433

Street names offer a fascinating and easily accessible insight into our history. They can give us a lot more than information about previous inhabitants and businesses: they can also provide a glimpse into the attitudes and values of past centuries. Why not try some of the following examples with your pupils?

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

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Building materials: Green Day resource

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art76694

This PowerPoint resource is a collection of 23 images showcasing a range of different building materials in context. It is designed to be a flexible resource useful for any student from key stages 1 to 5. (Due to copyright restrictions it can only be used by non-profit making organisations, ie. schools).

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

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Charting Climate Change with Key Stage 3: Green Day resource

Why not use your Green Day event to boost your pupils’ numeracy? Working with ‘real’ data is always inspiring for pupils and you’ll be helping them to improve their general knowledge at the same time as their maths skills.

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art79132

Energetic lessons: Green Day resource

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art77250

Pupils must learn about energy as part of their science lessons. However the topic is broad enough to develop skills associated with many other subject areas too. Among other things, energy can be measured; we can consider its generation; we can lose and conserve it; we can campaign about it; we can look at how it was used in the past and guess how we might use it in the future, and we can use it to creatively inspire us.

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

Download.

Green Day climate change activity kit for schools

http://www.cabe.org.uk/publications/green-day

Third edition of the popular activity kit providing ideas and resources for holding a school 'green day', making it a sustainable place in which to learn and play.

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

Download.

Green Dragons' Den - a Green Day resource for KS3 or 4

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art79077

Using the format of the TV programme Dragons’ Den is a great way to motivate your students to think green and improve their speaking and listening skills.

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

Download

Mental materials: Green Day resource

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art77257

Get your pupils measuring, campaigning, comparing, imagining, creating, investigating and evaluating. Help them learn about how materials are used in buildings and spaces, and develop their own opinions about their environment.

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

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School buildings from around the world: Green Day resource

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art77004

This resource consists of 20 images of school buildings from around the world. It is designed to showcase a variety of styles and designs from different historical periods up to the present day. There are many uses for this resource, applicable for a range of age

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

Download

Solar powered teaching: Green Day resource

http://www.engagingplaces.org.uk/teaching+resources/art76997

Can you imagine how a solar powered refrigerator could save lives in a disaster zone? Or how glowing street furniture could light up a neighbourhood? A new generation of solar cells could make this possible. Thin, coloured, translucent and even flexible, these solar cells are about to become part of our daily lives in unexpected ways.

Creator

  • CABE

How to obtain

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