At Meadows First School, we want our children to be engaged and active global citizens. We teach our pupils about their right to live in a clean environment, and how they can all be empowered to make small changes to help improve the world around them. In addition to the work of the Eco Council, we learn about this right through our lessons and assemblies, but primarily from the wonderful world around us. We are very lucky to have a wealth of outdoor spaces around school, including Forest School sites, an orchard, pond and numerous growing areas, which we use to develop our pupils’ curiosity of, and love for the natural world. Our pupils have the opportunity to experience different habitats in the school grounds, as well as grow and care for a wide range of flowers, fruit and vegetables and make their own compost. In our lessons, we also aim to foster critical thinking and collaboration about a range of issues, such as how to power the planet, or, what to do about litter on the local footpath. We encourage our children to think about these issues in order to prepare them for a world where problem solving and innovation are increasingly important.