Illegal Wildlife Trade - Chester Zoo Project

In the Summer Term, the whole school is taking part in an exciting new knowledge and humanity rich project based curriculum on the Illegal Wildlife Trade with guidance and the support of Chester Zoo, Ignite and in conjunction with the Literacy Tree. Each phase is focussing on a different animal; the ivory trade of the Black African Rhinos and Elephants, Sumatran Tiger and the plight of the Gauer’s Gorilla.

Each Key Stage is concentrating on a different animal.
EYFS: The Black Rhino
KS1: The Elephant

LKS2: The Gorilla
UKS2: The Sumatran Tiger

As a school we want to be the driving force of our education; learning powers through research, empathy, resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness, collaboration. We want to raise the awareness of the plight of animals who are pushed towards becoming critically endangered, forced to the edge of extinction. We want to understand and highlight the work people are achieving to create sustainable habitats and environments in which humans and wildlife can both thrive. We want to know and spread the word so that we be actively helpful and supportive to be better informed. We want to be making individual choices that don’t threaten species such as not buying products from wildlife protected by law and by supporting companies that demonstrate sustainable supply chains and environmentally responsible policies.

At Whiston Willis we want to show that we have a voice in which we can have impact on the future of our world and the world of others and importantly our own education. We are sharing our work and pictures of our exhibition with our partner school in France, to see if they feel the same.

The outcome of the project is a showcase/exhibition of the excellent work achieved within the school and its wider community through Literacy, Humanities, PSHE, Arts, UN Rights Respecting School and Sustainable Goals 14 and 15.  

As quoted by Margaret Mead:
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

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