Stand up for nature and hone your persuasive writing skills.
The natural world needs our help and we need to persuade people to look after it. This activity is all about getting creative and building a case for nature that inspires others to take action.
Are you doing this activity as part of your ild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!
This activity supports the following subjects: English, Drama, Science, Art and Design, Health and Wellbeing/PSHE, Citizenship.
What do I need?
- Creativity and enthusiasm!
- Paper, pens, felt tips, crayons
- Art materials for displays
- A prior knowledge of persuasive techniques could be useful
What do I do?
There are loads of ways to spread the word. It's a chance to get really creative and inspire others. Here are just a few ideas.
- Put on a show – Get up in front of an audience and tell them about wildlife, what you've been doing or the problems it faces. A class assembly or a school play might be ideal.
- Make a display – In your classroom or a school corridor. Tell people about wildlife in an eye-catching way.
- Get in the paper – Tell people about wildlife and what you've been doing through your local newspaper.
- Write to your MP – Write a letter about a conservation issue you care about, your MP may well sit up and take notice and it could make a difference.
- Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo or a copy of what you do to help earn your award.
Completing the activity
Get them thinking
Here are some prompts to help with learning:
- How can you use persuasive devices to encourage your audience to share your point of view?
- What kind of vocabulary and tone can you use to demonstrate your passion and motivate others?