The Story of Your Breakfast

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The Story of Your Breakfast is a workshop designed to help students understand the environmental implications of energy use in an interactive way. Whilst developing their knowledge of the environment, it also aims to provide a positive view of how they can contribute as global citizens by reducing their energy consumption in a fun way e.g. through what they buy but also through their activities, choosing to do outdoor activities or read as alternative to video games and tv. The workshop is designed for years 7, 8 & 9. It can be adapted for GCSE classes by further discussion on the impacts of energy use on the environment with the examples given in the environmental impact cards. This will be better suited for geography and biology GCSE classes, but can also be used for PSE and break away days. Aims

  1. To introduce the idea that everything uses energy and that oil is the major source of energy.
  2. To demonstrate that energy use has an impact on the environment.
  3. To introduce the main areas of energy use in relation to food production.
  4. To present skills that can be used to reduce energy use and that they can be fun.
  5. To demonstrate how their local actions have global impacts. This works well with curriculum guidelines on global citizenship.

If you have any queries about the workshop or how to use the resources. Please contact Rosie Amos.



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Food Production Cards (27 Mb) - Smaller (4 up, 15 Mb):

The smaller version of the cards can be used to save on ink and printing costs. But the larger cards are recommended for larger groups so they can easily be seen by all participants.

Environmental impact Cards

Each page has the food title and an impact. When printing, either fold in half or cut and stick them back to back.

Bread Type Cards:

All bread types are on one page. Cut each out as a strip.

Teachers Notes:

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