Amruta Ghayal CAP Educator and IBDP/MYP/IG Biology and ESS Teacher

Amruta Ghayal

India
Hello Everyone, I am Amruta Ghayal. I am an IBDP and IGCSE Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies teacher at RBK International Academy, Mumbai, India. All of us at my school are excited to begin our Global Climate Action Journey. I believe we teachers are the one's who can really influence young minds and we should do as much as we can to equip the younger generation with values and skills required to efficiently face the challenges of the future. All the best!

 

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School: RBK International Academy 200 students are involved The average age of the students: 10 to 16 year olds Año

Projects 2021

Climate change causes and personal connections

We at RBK International Academy, Mumbai, India conducted several sessions for our students from Grade 4 to Grade 11 on the topics revolving around climate change. Our students participated enthusiastically and have come up with some amazing products. They have made posters, infographics, videos to reflect on their own understanding about climate change and have focussed on local causes of climate change in Mumbai. They plan to work towards mitigating the effects of the causes of a local environmental issue. We also conducted an intraschool workshop where our older students shared their experince about climate change with the younger one's 

This is our link for the Wakelet where we have added all the work done by our students  - https://wakelet.com/i/invite?code=11wv6wxn 

Planting and Waste Segregation

RBKIA Students took up the activity of planting/watering trees and tending to their gardens. They also segregated waste at their homes and disposed it off properly. As per the lesson plans some of our students conducted intergenerational interviews with their Grandparents and older relatives which were very successful and we all enjoyed them. Our school also organized a Spin the Wheel competition where students apoke about climate action and other SGD's. Our older students conducted workshop for younger students and explained the importance of climate change to them. A couple of our students raised awareness about saving Mangroves of Mumbai

RBKIA International Collaborations

Our Students enjoyed Week 3 of the Climate Action Project by collaborating Internationally with students across various countries like Malaysia, Ukraine, Macedonia, USA, Cameroon, Portugal and so on. We all shared our CAP Journey with each other. We also discussed the environmental issues that threaten our local commuities and we found many similarities between our local problems. We also discussed the effects and then brainstormed some solutions which we all can undertake to fight climate change. All in on these were wonderful sessions and we got an opportunity to connect with students all over the World. Some of our students also interviewed their older relatives and aquaintances staying in other countries on Climate change issues and how climate has changed over time. 

Virtual Collaborations

Week 4 of the Climate Action Project was also spent by collaborating Internationally with students across various countries like Romania, Brazil, Moldova and a Group collaboration with Belgium, Syria, Turkey and other schools from India. Our students shared our CAP Journey and discussed the environmental issues that threaten our local commuities We also discussed the effects and then brainstormed some solutions which we all can undertake to fight climate change. Our Grade9 students were so inspired with these collaborations that they decided to come up with initiatives by themselves. They have planned to take up plastic collection drive and Beach cleanup. They are also planning a food fiesta to generate funds and buy recycle bins for our school

RBKIA Actions

Students undertook various actions for climate change in Week 5. Grade 4 students taught us how to do comosting, plant more and more trees and take small steps at home to save electricity. Stduents from grades 8 to 11 took up the challenge of segregating and disposing off waste properly. They designed a waste disposal prototype - called Recycle bin ATM and are working towards building it. Grades 6 and 7 students came up with various solutions for climate change and collaborated to make lists for the same. From our school more than 250 students had participated and hence there were many more actions and activities that our students took.. you can find them here https://wke.lt/w/s/-eNB8D


Impressions

Images by Amruta Ghayal 2021-10-05Ghayal
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