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An Introduction to Sustainable Development Young people educating young people to make a difference through the choices they make and the way they live their lives. A Project of Peace Child International sponsored by DEFRA

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  • AMBASSADOR PROGRAMME

    An Introduction to Sustainable Development

    Young people educating young people to make a difference through the choices they make and the way they live their lives.

    A Project of Peace Child International sponsored by DEFRA

  • Ambassador Programme

    This Pack Includes

    3 BetheChange!AmbassadorProgramme

    4 Outreach

    5 DeliveringtheProgramme

    6 RunningaVisit3

    8 PlanningyourSessions

    9 GeneralIntroductiontoSustainableDevelopment

    10 FairTradeWorkshop

    14 WasteWorkshop

    16 EnergyWorkshop

    18 AssemblyScript:MyWorldandMe

    27 AboutPeaceChildInternational

    28 FactsAboutPeaceChild

    29 BackgroundInformationonSustainableDevelopment

    31 Glossary

  • Ambassador Programme

    Introduction

    Welcome!TotheBetheChangeChallenge!AmbassadorProgramme.

    Theaimistotrainyoungpeopletopromotesustainablelifestylestotheirpeersinafunandmemorableway.

    Ambassadorscanbeanyagefrom1425.Oncetrained,BetheChange!Ambassadorswillgointoschools,youthclubs,andGuidesorScoutstroopstomaketheirpresentations,andruninteractivesessionsonEnergy,FairtradeandWaste.

    BetheChangeChallenge!AmbassadorProgrammeisaprojectofPeaceChildInternationalaneducationalCharitythatworkstoempoweryoungpeopletoinformthemselvesandtakeaction.

    Be the Change!

    See the Change!

    Live the Challenge!

    Goals of the Programme

    1.Toachievebehaviouralchangeinconsumptionhabits bothathomeandatschool.

    2.Totryandmakeyoungpeoplechangetheirhabitsin relationtowaste/recycling,thewaytheyuseenergyand theirconsumerchoices.

    3.Topromotethelifestylecontractasawayofdeveloping sustainablehabits.

    4.Toshowyoungpeoplethattheycanmakeadifference bythewaytheylivetheirlivesandthechoicestheymake.

    Be the Change! Ambassador Programme

    Benefits For the Ambassador

    Betrainedtobecomeconfidentinpublicspeakinginfrontofaudiencesofyourpeersand/oradults;

    Havetheresponsibilityforarrangingyourownprogrammeofpresentationsandworkshopsessions.Excellentprojectmanagementexperience;

    GetacertificateafteryouhavedoneFIVEpresentationstoaudiencesofmorethantenpersons;

    GainaCV-enhancinglineaboutmakingpresentationsimportanttoanycareer;

    Havethechancetogetarticlesaboutyourselfinlocalnewspapers

    ThroughthePeaceChildnetwork,learnaboutwhatyoungpeopleindevelopingcountriesaredoingtopromotesustainabledevelopmentandhelptobuildlinkswiththem.

    Developskillswhichcanbeadaptedforothercurriculumsubjectsatschoolanduniversity.

  • Ambassador Programme

    OutreachIntroduction

    AsaruleeachAmbassadorisexpectedtogive5presentationstoaudiencesof10+inordertoearnacertificate.Thiscanbeataprimaryschooloryouthgroup.Thisprogrammeinvolves3visits1)Settinguptheprogrammeattheschool/group2)Deliveringtheworkshopsandlaunchingthelifestylecontract3)Goingbacktotheschool,toseehowtheygotonandgivecertificates.Thepresentationcanbegiventodifferentclassesinthesameschool.

    Planning

    Decidetowhomyouwouldliketomakeyourpresentationsi.e.primarystudents,brownies,scoutsetcwerecommendchildrenaged8andupwards.Orwouldyoubehappierwitholderpupils?Everyoneneedstolearnhowtolivemoresustainablyandeverypresentationcounts,nomatterwhotheaudience.Justmakesurethatyouarepresentingtomorethantenpeople.Makealistofalltheschools,youthgroups,clubs,societies,churchandreligiouscongregations,localeventsandcongressesthatyoucouldapproach.Peoplearemuchmorelikelytoletyoucometotheirschoolorgroupiftheyknowsomethingaboutyousotalktoyourparents,friendsandrelativesaboutwhotheyknow.Tryyouroldprimaryschool.Lookatyourtimetableandworkoutwhenyoumightbefreetodopresentations

    Contacting Schools

    Arrangewithyourteacher/coordinatorwhoisgoingtobethepointofcontactwiththeschools.Calluptheschoolandspeaktoyourcontact,theheadteacherorthecitizenshipcoordinator.

    Explainwhatyouplantodoandsayyouwillsendaletteroutlininginformationabouttheprogrammeandwhatyoucanoffer.Thisshouldbesenttogetherwithacopyofthelifestylecontractandaflyer.

    ArrangeadatefortheVisitone

    Materials for outreach(Foundinteacher/coordinatorpack)

    Outreachletter-togotoschools

    Visitoneform-towritedownallschooldetailsanddatesofvisits

    Notesforteachers

    Visit One(Tobedoneinpersonoronthephone,by

    designatedcontact):

    Thepurposeofthisvisit:a)Toworkoutwhichclassesyouwillbeworkingwith.b)Datesofvisitsc)Timetableforthevisitsd)Describetheworkshopyouwillgive.e)Getcontactdetailsofteacheryouareworkingwith.(Emailaddressandphonenumber)f)Workouthowmanylifestylecontractsyouwillneedforpupilsandhowmanycharts.g)Discusswiththeteacher,whatequipmentwillbeneeded.

    Visit Two

    Thisiswhereyoudelivertheassemblyandworkshopsorjusttheworkshops.Allowabout15minutesattheendoftheworkshoptogothroughthelifestylecontract.Giveeachchildacopy.Establishwhatpupilsarealreadydoingtobesustainableandrecorditonchartandyoursheet.Ifyourunoutoftimeyoucanexplainitbrieflyandgettheteacherstogothroughitwiththemafteryouhavegone.Giveeachteacheracharttogoupintheclassroom.BeforeyouleaveyourVisit2s,setupadateforthevisit3s.Thisshouldbefourweeksafteryourworkshops.

    Visit Three

    Afterthefour-weekperiodisupyouwillreturntotheschooltoseehowthechildrengoton.Toseeifthelifestylecontracthasmadeanydifferencetothemortheirfamilies.Toevaluatethechangeyouneedtogetthemtofillintheenclosedquestionnaire.Seenotesonevaluation.CollecttheseintogetherwiththeTeachersEvaluationandgivethemtoyourteacher/coordinator.

    Lifestylecontracts

    ConsentForm(forparents)

    ConsentForm(forschool)

  • Ambassador Programme

    Delivering the Programme Step One Preparing workshops:

    TheAmbassadorpackhasideasforworkshopsonFairtrade,WasteandEnergy.Decidewhetheryouwanttogiveanassemblypresentation+workshopsorjustdotheworkshops.Ifyouwanttousepowerpoint,youcangetvisualsonaCDfromPeaceChild.WealsohavethevisualsthatgowiththeAssemblyskits.

    Step Two: Understanding the lifestyle contract.

    Thelifestylecontractsarecrucialtoourprogramme,soitisimportantthatyouunderstandhowitworksbeforegivingpresentations.

    VisitTwo:TowardstheendofVisit2(last15min-utes)eachpupilgetsgivenalifestylecontract.i)Askeachpupiltogothroughthecontractandmarkdownwhattheydoforeachpledge.Eg.Dotheyturnoffthelightsalways/sometimes/never?Afterafewminutessaywhatwenowwantthemtodoistoselect5pledgesthingstheycandobet-tereg.Ifyousometimesturnoffthelightyoucouldworkonthissothatbytheendof4weeksyoual-waysswitchoffthelights.Getthemtocolourinthecirclesofthepledgenumbersthattheyplantodoandmarkthepledgesontheback.(TheymayneedhelpwiththisbesuretohaveoneoftheAmbas-sadorsexplainittotheteachers,sothattheycangooveritwiththepupilslaterifneedbe)ii)Havingselectedwhichpledgestheyaregoingtodo,tellthemweneedtofindoutwhattheyarealreadydoing.,sowecanseeifthereisanydif-ferenceinwhatyoudowhenwecomebackin4weeks.Thenrunthroughpledgesaskingthemtoputtheirhandsup.OnepersoncallsoutWhoswitchesyourlightsoffwhenleavingtheroomalwaysOtherAmbassadormarksthenumberofalwaysintheenclosedform.ThenrepeatwithSometimes(Bymakingtheseandknowingtheamountofpupilsintheclassyoucanworkoutneverwithoutaskingthem.).Gothrougheachpledgemarkingthefiguresonyourform.

    iii)Thebasiclifestylecontracthasachoiceof11pledges.Youwillnoticethatnumber12isfreesothatpupilscanmaketheirownpledge(providingitssensible).Thisisforpeoplewhosaytheydoallthesethingsalready.Theycouldthencomeupwithanactiontheycoulddoinschool,likecollectpaperanduseitbothsidesoranotheridea.Weaskthemtocommittofivepledgesthattheythinktheycan

    keep

    iv)Theyneedtotakethecontracthome.(Discusshowsomepledgescannotbedoneeachdaysuchasrecycling,Attheendofeachweektheparent/guardianshouldsigntosaythatthepupilhaskepttotheirpledges.Thepupilthentakesitintoschoolandtheteachermarkstheirprogressonthechart.

    v)Tellpupilsiftheydothisforfourweeksyouwillomebackandgivethemacertifi-cateprintedonrecycledpaper.Thiswillbeusefulintheirschoolfiles.

    TheChart:Theteacherorappointedmoni-torshouldrecordtheprogressofeachpupilonthewallchartprovided(weekly).Teach-ersinvolvementiscrucialinenablingthepupilstofulfiltheirpledges.

    AtVisit3:Youwilltakeinyourcompletedevaluationsheetwith.youHandoutnewevaluationsheetstopupils,Givethemafewminutestorecordalways/some-times/neverbesideeachpledge.Thengothroughformasyoudidonpreviousvisit.Findoutwhohasdonethelifestylecontract,Askthemtowritecommentsonsheetabouttheirexperience.Findoutfromteachersifthosewhodidcontractsshouldbehandedcertificatesatthesessionorwhethertheywanttopresentthemwithcertificatesatalaterassembly.GetteachertofillinTeachersquestion-naire.CollectquestionnairesAftersessionwritedownyourowncom-mentsonAmbassadorquestionnaires.

  • Ambassador Programme

    Running a Visit 3

    Purpose:ToseeiftherehasbeenabehaviourshiftTogetevaluationformsfromteachersandpupilsToawardlifestylecertificates(findoutifteacherswantyoutogivethemoutduringclassorwhethertheyaretobeawardedatanassemblylateron.)

    Whatyouwillneedtotake:LifestylecertificatesforthosewhohavecompletedpledgesEvaluationformsTeachersevaluationformsClasslifestyleevaluationform(thatyouusedinlastvisit)Ambassadorevaluationform(foryourownnotes)

    Planofsession(durationineachclassapprox15-20minutes)Findoutwhattheyrememberfromlastvisit.Thengooverforms.Finishbyencouragingthemtogoonfindingmorethingstheycandotosaveenergy,reducewaste.

    Evaluations:Tellpupilsthatyouaregoingtoaskthemthesameseriesofquestionsthatyouaskedatyourlastvisit.HandthemeachanevaluationformandaskthemtofillinAlways/sometimes/never.ThengothroughallpledgesanddoashowofhandsasyoudidinlastIftheyhavemadeabehaviourshiftbesuretocongratulatethem.Discusswhetheranyofthemhadmadeuptheirownpledges.

    Thosewhohavecompletedthepledges:Askthemtowritedowni) Whichpledge(s)didyoudothatwillbecomeahabitii) Didyourfamilygetinvolved/doanything

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