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Environment & Sustainability Day 2021

ESday21

ESday21

Our annual Environment and Sustainability Day gives pupils the opportunity to work with our researchers on activities around our themes of Ecosystems, Energy and Engagement and engage in ideas around working with natural systems for a sustainable future.

This year, due to Covid restrictions, we are moving our Environment and Sustainability activities online. From Monday 29th March, students will be able to access a selection of tasks in the drop down menus below along with guidance from ESI researchers to create a piece of work focused on giving their region a more sustainable future.

The activities are open to Year 12 pupils from any UK school and need to be completed by Monday 3rd May 2021. Responses to the tasks can be in video or report form and should be submitted as per the instructions below. Two winners from each category will be selected by our panel of experts and an overall winner will then be selected by public vote. The winners will be announced at a live online event on Friday 21st May 2021 (time TBC).

So there will be eight £50 environmentally sustainable gift vouchers awarded and one of those lucky winners will win another £100 as the overall winner!

Please look at our previous Environment and Sustainability Day page to get an idea of what we have done in the previous years for Y9 and Y10 students from schools around Cornwall.

Do use the link below to register your name for this competition.  You are welcome to use #ESday21 on any social media posts related to this event.

Any queries, please email penrynoutreach@exeter.ac.uk.

Good luck!

Navigating the material

It is recommended that you navigate the material in this order:

  1. Watch and take notes on the introductory video. ‌ 
  2. Watch the supplementary POC1023 video
  3. Read the web links provided below
  4. Read the briefing notes briefing notes
  5. Complete either a 3-5 minute video, or write a 1,000-word report

 

Important web links:

The government's introduction the policing bill

The Crown Prosecution Service's information about terrorism

The Kingsnorth six (sorry, I said eight in the video!) are reported on here. When the environment trumps the law ...

See the website of Extinction Rebellion, here

 

 Video 1: E&S Day 2021 Living Corridors Intro ‌

Slides 1: E&S_Day_2021_Living_Corridors_Intro_slides

Video 2: E&S Day 2021 Living Corridors Tasks ‌

Slides 2: E&S_Day_2021_Living_Corridors_Tasks_slides

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE OUTDOOR WORKING

  • Tell your parent/carer where you are going and how long you will be gone for.
  • Do not go out alone. Perhaps you could meet a friend or one of your family members could join you.
  • If going out with a group, please keep to the Government’s COVID restrictions at that time.
  • When walking, keep to the pavements and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep yourself safe while outside, be mindful of your surroundings and be sensible when taking photographs. Do not put yourself in any situation that could be a risk
  • Complete this activity during the day time.
  • You can also complete the Living Corridors and Energy Futures tasks over Google Streetview if you would prefer.

 

Acrobat:  ESI Day poster

Video: Energy Futures video ‌

 

PLEASE READ BEFORE COMPLETING ACTIVITIES THAT INVOLVE OUTDOOR WORKING

  • Tell your parent/carer where you are going and how long you will be gone for.
  • Do not go out alone. Perhaps you could meet a friend or one of your family members could join you.
  • If going out with a group, please keep to the Government’s COVID restrictions at that time.
  • When walking, keep to the pavements and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep yourself safe while outside, be mindful of your surroundings and be sensible when taking photographs. Do not put yourself in any situation that could be a risk
  • Complete this activity during the day time.
  • You can also complete the Living Corridors and Energy Futures tasks over Google Streetview if you would prefer.

 

Deadline for student submissions: Monday 3rd May 2021

How to submit videos/ reports: Email penrynoutreach@exeter.ac.uk and use WeTransfer (max 2GB) to send large files.
Please keep the videos no more than 3 - 5 minutes long and reports with a 1000 word limit.

Registration Form: Click here to register.

(Please use your school email accounts to register)

Disclaimer: As we would like to publish all winning submissions on our Environment and Sustainability Institute website, we will email all participants with a consent form after registration, which you will need to return to us to have your work showcased.