Conservation of local wildlife

This project facilitates the research and conservation of wildlife within the local area. Learners will create a presentation of their findings both from excursions and from guest speaker information. There is potential of creating a conservation group within the school and promoting through school website and magazine.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. how we can help conserve local wildlife 
• Enterprising skills improved by developing creativity, confidence, positive attitude; increasing motivation to learning; taking responsibility and making decisions; consideration of others through group work and discussion; raising achievement and fostering ambition 
• Developed employability skills: Communication, planning, organisation, time management, researching, co-operating, contributing, sourcing, negotiating, analysing, reporting, presenting, marketing 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by setting own targets, carrying out research, negotiating resources and managing time and resources 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions about assessment, roles within the group, timescales for activities, important areas of research 
• Learners have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Social Studies

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