Risks And Reflection


Risks And Reflection

Authors: P. Kelly, T. Mclaughlin, L. Dunne

Overall aims:

  • Deepening the understanding of sustainability
  • Explore their place in the ecosystem
  • Explore core values
  • Explore reflective practice
  • Explore their place in the movement toward a more sustainable Europe
  • Explore their place in the conversations around climate change, biodiversity and social justice
  • Learn to assess risk
  • Develop fine motor and gross motor skills

Intended learning outcomes:

The child will be able to:

  • Understand more of the complexities, contradictions and uncertainties of sustainability
  • Have a more solid understanding of their place in the ecosystem
  • Know what their emerging core values are
  • Be able to reflect on actions
  • Know their place and responsibility in the movement towards a more sustainable Europe
  • Be able to confidently assess risk and engage in more complex and risky learning units
  • Have the understanding and resilience to engage in more worrying conversations about sustainability


Through attuned interactions and relationships, natural conversations and play episodes, the teacher gathers data to document the children’s learning.

Pathway structure

Stage I – Oceans Health

Reinforce understanding of the relationship between the Ocean and the weather and human life

Stage II – Save our Seas

Build Model of A healthy sea and then pollute it and clean it.

Stage III – Beach day

Organise a Leave No Trace Beach day.

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