Upon her return, Amy delivered a workshop at the Highland Outdoor Learning Festival.
She is now weaving aspects of Learning for Sustainability throughout her practice across all curricular areas and is making a conscious effort to reduce, reuse and recycle resources which is aligned with that agenda.
“I am now trying my best to encourage an attitude of gratitude where we look after and share the resources we already have. I would be embarrassed for my Rwandan colleagues, some who have nothing more than their lab coat, a single textbook and a box of chalk to do their job, to see how well resourced my classroom is. There are probably very few (if any) concepts I can’t actually teach without bought resources because I can use my creativity to find a way!”
Amy’s class are already enjoying learning about her Rwandan experience with reading books from Kigali and wooden spoons from Ruhengeri in our mud kitchen. They have had rich conversations around the world map in my classroom as a direct result of the children’s curiosity about the resources and created a class charter based on the UNCRC rights to be safe, learn, play and receive help.