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Taking the Environmental Conference outside

Posted: September 30, 2016

Friday 30 September saw DC host the annual ESF Student Primary Environmental Conference. This year the theme was outdoor learning and sustainability. Over 120 students and teachers from across ESF schools attended a keynote speech by Juliet Robertson, a leading environment consultant from the UK. Juliet challenged students to think about 50 exciting things they could do ‘outside’ before they finish primary school. From climbing trees, to beach cleans and making games using nature. This was followed by a series of outdoor workshops in and around the college which gave students the chance to get started on their list.

The outdoor workshops included; creating bug hotels, making music using found objects, experiencing yoga and mindfulness in nature, discovering the wild food of Hong Kong and planting edible gardens. The conference was attended by 16 Year 6 DC Environmental Ambassadors who will now take on the challenge of sharing their learning from the day with other Discovery College students.