Susan Thomas

Country: 
India
New Delhi

   I have been an educator for over 30 years and represent The Foundation School in New Delhi. A Climate Change Leader  with former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, I am passionate about the environment and deliver regular climate change presentations. Being a British Council School Ambassador, I train educators on integrating the SDG’s and the 21st Century skills  into pedagogy and the teaching-learning methodologies.  My focus is to empower my    students to collaborate, think logically, analyse, be creative  and make informed choices so that they can be the change makers! I want my students to be global citizens and make this  beautiful planet  sustainable and give it a new lease of      life!!

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Co-teacher: 
Rajika Dixit,Yahvi Seth,Sarita Gupta,Anjali Bedi,Sunina,Nilanjana,Agrima Sardana

School: The Foundation School

Our Projects

Climate Change- a Reality

The Foundation School  acts  for  SDG 1 3 - Climate Action.

Since my students are very young, we gave a little introduction  in context and   gathered resources to share with our students about climate change. The students looked at the meaning of ‘Climate Change and  the causes of climate change during the first week. They researched in the library, on the internet, brainstormed and discussed with each other. There was collaborative and peer -learning as one of them got down to explain the basic science pf climate change. They invited  parents to school and  interviewed them and people on the streets to get their take on climate change.

 

The Foundation School stands for Climate Action.

Climate change  is a global phenomenon that is a reality and its  dirty fingerprints are evident  on the environment.

Last week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, a report assessment of the wide-ranging impacts that can be expected if global average temperatures rise above 1.5°C..Excessive melting of the ice caps, glaciers shrinking and breaking off, sea level rise leading to climate refugees and longer and more intense summers ,floods and droughts. Who can forget the recent floods in Kerala that left thousands homeless and the states economy in shambles. The world’s leading scientific experts collectively concluded that unprecedented and aggressive measures must be taken to reduce emissions to safe levels today.

Having looked at the causes of Climate change in the first week, the second week the students focussed on researching about the effects of climate change. Climate Reality Leader,Mr. Raj Phukan who has visited both the Antarctica and the Arctic was invited to the classroom, via Skype to share his thoughts and expertise on the effects of climate change. The students were able to share and collaborate their findings and ask him questions and discuss thus expanding their horizons.

This a warning bell that cannot be ignored and its high time we cut down our carbon emissions.

 

 

 

The Foundation School stands for Climate Action.

Climate change  is a global phenomenon that is a reality and its fingerprints are evident  on the environment. Last week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, a report assessment of the wide-ranging impacts that can be expected if global average temperatures rise above 1.5°C..Excessive melting of the ice caps, glaciers shrinking and breaking off, sea level rise leading to climate refugees and longer and more intense summers ,floods and droughts. Who can forget the recent floods in Kerala that left thousands homeless and the states economy in shambles. The world’s leading scientific experts collectively concluded that unprecedented and aggressive measures must be taken to reduce emissions to safe levels today.

Having looked at the causes of Climate change in the first week, the second week was focussed on researching about the effects of climate change. Climate Reality Leader,Mr. Raj Phukan who has visited both the Antarctica and the Arctic was invited to the classroom, via Skype to share his thoughts and expertise on the effects of climate change. The students were able to share and collaborate their findings and ask him questions and discuss thus expanding their horizons. This a warning bell that cannot be ignored and its high time we cut down our carbon emissions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solutions for a greener planet !!

What happens in the Arctic or Antarctica does not just stay in the Arctic or Antarctica.

Climate Change is a global problem! We need to fix it!

We need to find solutions!

students of class 3 and 4 discuss solutions on how we at least cut down our carbon emmissions!

Certainly small steps but collectively can make an impact!

Collaborating for Climate Action

During our final week we were change makers by taking small actions.  Our third and fourth graders skyped with third graders in Rome, Italy and  our our grade 5 and 6 graders skyped with students in Bucharest, Romania. They exchanged ideas with each other and learned so much. As we draw to end of the very successful Climate Action Project ,our city is plagued with bad air.We pledge to say no to crackers and celebrate a green Diwali!

We will continue to make our school  and city greener,reduce our carbon footprint and increase our handprint.

Collaborating for Climate Action

During our final week we were change makers by taking small actions.  Our third and fourth graders skyped with third graders in Rome, Italy and  our our grade 5 and 6 graders skyped with students in Bucharest, Romania. They exchanged ideas with each other and learned so much. As we draw to end of the very successful Climate Action Project ,our city is plagued with bad air.We pledge to say no to crackers and celebrate a green Diwali!

We will continue to make our school  and city greener,reduce our carbon footprint and increase our handprint.


Impressions

The Foundation School stands for Climate Action.