Year 2 week 34 – 20th April 2015


Environmental Management/ Development Studies

Bristol Green Youth Day

Speakers included

Marcus Brigstocke (Host)
Marcus Brigstocke is a comedian, writer and broadcaster. He began his comedy career at the University of Bristol, where he studied Drama, and won BBC New Comedian of the Year in 1996. He now regularly appears live and on TV, film and radio. Marcus is an active campaigner for environmental awareness and action. In 2007 and 2008 he travelled to the Arctic with the Cape Farewell project. He worked with a team of scientists to discover the pace of climate change, and to discuss its impact and how it might be addressed.

Laura Bates
Why Equality is Part of Being Green
Laura Bates is the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a website which exists to catalogue instances of sexism experienced by women on a day-to-day basis. Laura is also a contributor to the Women Under Siege project, a New York-based organisation working against the use of rape as a tool of war in conflict zones worldwide. She was named one of the Huffington Post’s ‘Most inspirational women of 2012’ and a Woman of the Year 2013 by Cosmopolitan and the Sunday Times. The Sunday TimesObserver and Guardian have all named her one of the leading figures of the “New Generation of Feminists”.

Alice Bell
Hope and Climate Change
Alice Bell is a freelance writer and researcher who specialises in the politics of science, technology and the environment. She reports on climate change for the Road to Paris website, is a science policy blogger for the Guardian, has a monthly column in Popular Science UK, is contributing editor for New Humanist and has written for the Observer, BBC, the TimesTimes Higher, Al Jazeera, China Dialogue, Research Fortnightand more. Alice has lectured in science media and policy and spent several years working at the Science Museum.

Laurens de Groot
Protecting the Oceans and Animals
Environmental campaigner Laurens de Groot is co-founder of the ShadowView Foundation, a charity which develops technologies such as drones for use in environmental and conservation operations. Between 2007 and 2012 Laurens was a member of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, an international organisation protecting marine wildlife. Before working with Sea Shepherd, he was a detective for the Dutch police, specialising in organised crime and environmental pollution.

Max Wakefield
Let’s All Look at the Energy We Use
Demand Energy Equality is an organisation dedicated to increasing energy literacy, reducing energy demand and working with others to ensure equality of energy access. They are working for systemic change in the way energy is produced, controlled and used, and aim to inspire people to take an interest in how they get access to their energy. Demand Energy Equality has a vision of a society in which there is equality of access to secure and ecologically sound energy resources for all.

George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol
George Ferguson, past President of the Royal Institute of British Architects, was co-founder of Ferguson Mann Architects in 1979 and founded the national UK-wide network of practices, Acanthus, in 1986. He has a wide variety of experience in architectural, master-planning and regeneration projects, including his own mould-breaking Tobacco Factory mixed-use project and nationally acclaimed theatre. A co-founder of the Academy of Urbanism, he writes, broadcasts and lectures extensively on the environment, planning and architectural matters at home and abroad. He declared his intention to stand as an independent candidate in the Bristol mayoral election prior to the city-wide referendum held on 3 May 2012. He subsequently became the first independent mayor to lead a major city in Britain and was officially sworn in on 19 November 2012.

Georgia Gould
Why We Should not Underestimate Britain’s Youth
Georgia Gould is a Labour Party Councillor for Kentish Town ward in the London Borough of Camden. Elected when she was 24, she has spent the last two years as the borough’s Children’s Champion, leading projects on youth unemployment, educational attainment and young people’s civic engagement. Previously she worked at the Tony Blair Faith Foundation after graduating from St Catherine’s College Oxford. Her book, Wasted: How Misunderstanding Young Britain Threatens Our Future, argues that young people in Britain have the aspirations, the creativity and the will to answer the many challenges we face. We should trust young people with the future of the UK.

Integrate Bristol
How We Changed the World from Bristol
Integrate Bristol is a charity formed to help with the integration of young people and children who have arrived from other countries and cultures. Integrate Bristol aims to give young people a voice, a platform for expressing their views and ideas, and runs projects that help young people develop their skills so that they can participate in society. Integrate Bristol promotes gender equality and campaigns against all forms of Violence and Abuse Against Women and Girls (VAAWG). Their tireless campaigning to end female genital mutilation (FGM) has given them national recognition, and they are supported by Malala Yousafzai and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Emmanuel Jal
From Child Soldier to Musician and Environmentalist Activist
In the early 1980s, at the age of seven, Emmanuel Jal was taken from his family home and sent to fight with the rebel army in Sudan’s bloody civil war. For nearly five years, he was a child soldier, put into battle carrying an AK-47 that was taller than he was. By the time he was 13 he was a veteran of two civil wars. Emmanuel eventually escaped, and to help ease the pain of what he had experienced, he started singing. He is now an international hip-hop star and political activist, working with charities that tackle poverty and child warfare across Africa.

Owen Jones
Why Everyone Should Question the Establishment
Owen Jones is a columnist, commentator and author. Owen’s first book, the international bestseller Chavs was long-listed for the Guardian First Book Award and chosen as one of the New York Times top 10 non-fiction books of 2011. In 2013 he received the Young Writer of the Year prize at the Political Book Award. In The Establishment (2014) Owen argued how, in claiming to work on our behalf, the people at the top are doing precisely the opposite – and it is time they were challenged.

Arthur Kay
Making Energy from Old Coffee Beans
Arthur Kay is the co-founder and CEO of bio-bean, which he started with Benjamin Harriman in 2012. bio-bean is an award-winning green energy company which recycles coffee grounds into advanced biofuels. The biofuels are then sold to businesses in London and used for powering buildings and transport. bio-bean aims to tackle two global concerns: the need to establish responsible waste collection, and the desire to achieve clean, cheap energy production.

Michaela Musilova
Follow your dreams – they could take you to Mars!
Michaela Musilova is a researcher at the University of Bristol studying life in extreme environments (extremophiles). Similar life could be found on other planetary bodies, such as Mars, which is why extremophiles are very important for the search for extraterrestrial life – astrobiology. Michaela has performed astrobiological research for several space agencies, including NASA, and as a reward her signature is currently on Mars in the Curiosity rover! In 2014, Michaela was selected as one of six UK analogue astronauts to conduct a Mars simulation expedition at the Mars Desert Research Station, USA. Her dream and motivation is to become an astronaut one day.

The Restart Project
Janet Gunter and Ugo Vallauri
The Restart Project is a London-based social enterprise that encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste; electronic waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams in the UK. Through community and workplace events the Restart Project help people to learn and share repair and maintenance skills, creating opportunities to extend the lifespan of electronics and electrical equipment. The project has been recognised by, among others, the Nominet Trust 100, the London Sustainable Development Commission, and the Transition Network.


Animal’s- Supervet

Music – Guitar lesson

Psychology – Animal Hoarding why people hoard, the psychological effects of depression and stress

Maths – Perimeter

GCSE – Psychology – Schema’s and eyewitness memory


Religion – Islam –  Visit to Gloucester Mosque

History/Social Science – Back in Time for dinner, recap of how food has changed our lives over the last 50 years, the positives and the negatives and what future food may be like.

Spanish- Lesson 1 – unit 2 – pronunciation

Photography – close up and objects of height


Maths – Time conversion and Time differences

Cat behaviour and Welfare – Assignment

Sport – 2 mile – Interval run

Sociology – Activists

Spanish – Lesson 1 – unit 2 – listening

IT – Word Processing basics


Maths – 24 hour conversion to 12 hour and 12 hour to 24 hour

English – Writing Poetry

IGCSE – Biology – Vitamins A,D,B1.B2,B3,C and D, what they are used for in the body and what foods are a good source, testing for starch and sugar, energy from food. Plant nutrition, how different minerals effect a plants growth

GCSE – Psychology – Schema’s and Perception, Bartlett: Schema’s and remembering stories

Cat behaviour and Welfare – Assignment

Year 2 Week 33 – 13th April 2015


IGCSE Environmental Studies – Mining , open cast mines, what countries are mineral rich, looking what minerals are in Wales.

Animals- Super Vet

Maths – Algebra looking at some of dragon box questions and translating them to paper algebra.

Cat welfare – Fur – Guard Hair, secondary hair, sebaceous glands, arrector pili muscles,  papillae, apocrine sweat gland  and  Keratin

Spanish – Unit 1 lesson 6

Sport – Chepstow Harriers


Music – Guitar Lesson

GCSE Psychology – Gestalt’s theory of perception

History – Life in the 1980’s food and lifestyle

Politics – The main leaders, The UK election explained and election scenarios

Religion –  Where do I belong – social and personal identity.  What is Faith – different meanings of belief in, what faith means for religious people, how religious faith could be put into action.

Environment – research  – practical ideas that teenagers can implement to help protect the environment.

Social – Scouts


IGCSE – Biology – Variety of Living Organisms

Spanish – Unit 1 – Lesson 3

English – Poetry – The Romantic Era – Reading between the lines of Wordsworth – Guide to the Lakes, Lord Byron and John Keats.

Maths – Measurement-   Converting Units & speed maths

History – Life in the 1990’s food and lifestyle.

Cat Welfare – Fur and insulation


Sport – Climbing

English – Extending Vocabulary exercise


IGCSE – Biology – Food and Nutrition – The Building blocks, Activity 

GCSE – Psychology – Comparing Gestalt and Gregory

IGCSE – Development studies – The Poverty Cycle, Millennium Eduction targets, Fresh water shortages

Animal – Super Vet

Maths – Measurements converting units and converting metric and imperial units

Sport/ Social – Friday night fun swim


Sport – 5k Run

Fitness- 9 mile walk


Strategy – Game of Chess

Year 2 Week 32 – 6th April 2015

Easter Holidays


Sport – 8  mile cycle ride


Music – Guitar Lesson

History – Food and lifestyle of the 70’s


Sport – Ice skating


Year 2 Week 31 – 30th March 2015

Easter Holidays


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Warrior -1860 –  Britain’s first iron-hulled, armoured warship – never used in anger

HMS Alliance  1945 – Britain’s only remaining World War II submarine & Royal Navy Submarine Museum

Action Stations – Static climbing wall, royal Marines – Moving climbing wall and target practice.  Helicopter Simulator, Fly a helicopter simulator, science hands on activities.


Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

HMS Victory – Battle of Trafalgar

The Mary Rose – 16th Century Warship, Henry VIII’s favourite warship

National museum of the Royal Navy – 350 Years of Navel History

Action Stations – Laser Quest


Sport – Indoor Climbing


IGCSE Biology – Plant Structure and Animal Cell, Cells and their functions, Mitosis rap, cells, tissues and organs in plants.  Experiment – how to examine some plant cells, Experiment to show that carbon dioxide is a waste product of aerobic respiration in plants.

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