Year 9 – Environmentalism

An active interest in, and concern for, all environments develops an awareness and understanding of known issues.

Round Square definition of Environmentalism

The concept of Environmentalism centres on the significance of understanding mankind’s place in the universe, the forces that shape our surroundings and the impact we have on those surroundings. An appreciation for the interdependence between human beings and the planet highlights the fine balance needed to make that relationship a healthy one.

An active interest in, and concern for, all environments develops an awareness and understanding of known issues. This leads to a recognition of the importance of tending to the future of the planet, protecting and preserving threatened habitats and creating sustainable communities.

Broad outcomes of the week for students

We consider all students to be global citizens wo share a responsibility for their environment; establishing the fine balance and interdependence needed to maintain a healthy relationship between humans and the planet.

Year 9 are ready to tackle the issues of environmentalism, maturing and starting to experience the world while developing a respect for the environment. They should be questioning and challenging any practices that impact negatively on the environment. They should be making suggestions and seeking solutions to how things can be improved.

The aim is to encourage environmental considerations as second nature to our students.