soils in primary schools
Early childhood is arguably the time when the seeds for a love and appreciation of the natural environment can find most fertile soil. The children of today will have a heavy burden to carry as they navigate the impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.
A session in primary schools will explore the many different connecting functions of soil and why it is so much more than mud pies and grubby faces.
We aim to:
Bring leadership and equitability of soil knowledge across social demographics
Create a simple replicable teaching package that schools can deliver themselves with little expense
Provide a leadership opportunity to MPs who support the initiative
We will excite children through:
Exciting soil facts: There are more living things in one teaspoon of soil than people on the planet! It takes a millennium to create two centimetres of soil, and only seconds to destroy it!
The three elements of life: soil, air and water. A simple explanation of how all of life is connected by soil, including climate, flooding, eutrophication, food production, trees and so much more
An outside earthworm count
Planting seeds and bulbs, and watching them grow