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Earth Day 2020

Earth Day is celebrated all around the world and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the event. It has a slightly different feel to it in the current climate as we are all at home so Earth Day is going digital! We still wanted to mark this day as we would have in school. Today your learning is all about our planet and trying to make it a greener place. Your teachers wish you to come off timetable for the day and enjoy a range of activities for Earth Day. Below is a grid with some ideas of activities you could take part in today. You could also visit the Eco Schools page on our website to find out more by clicking the link below.

Home Learning Challenges

We may be at home but we can still mark Earth Day. Can you plan your outfit to wear as much blue and green as possible today? Can you waste as little electricity and water and be mindful of items you could reuse or recycle? Could you plant a seed or tend to some of the plants in your garden? Ask your whole household to join in too. We have set up a number of tasks for you to complete if you wish to.

Bin Bag Fashion

Can you create an item of fashion using a bin bag and recycled materials? Maybe a dress, hat or jacket.

Family Quiz

Can you create a quiz on recycling for your family?

Once you have researched some facts you can share the quiz with your household to test their knowledge.

Electricity Free Time

Can you challenge yourself to as much electricity free time as possible? Boards games, books, time in the garden, colouring and sewing don’t use any electricity. Maybe you could compete with you family to see who can last the longest?

Eco Code

Can you design an Eco code for our school? We are looking for a code that represents our school and how we feel about the environment around us. It could be an acrostic poem of Sussex Road or simply a list of rules.

Artists for Earth

Can you make a collage of the Earth using only recycled materials? As today marks Earth Day we would love you to make a recycled picture of the Earth. Can you find all the blues and greens in newspapers and magazines? You could even display this in your window for others to see you are marking Earth Day 2020.

Our Wonderful World

Can you write a poem or song about all the wonderful things we have in our world? Let’s focus on the positives and appreciate all the amazing things we are so lucky to have. From bees to trees, seas to our communities, you could include it all!!!

Wildlife Watch

Can you record all the wildlife you see for 15 minutes? This can be from a window or from your garden. You can draw or write the different birds, insects and animals you see in your local area.

Reducing Waste

Can you make little reminders for around the house to help reduce waste? For example, turn off the lights, don’t run the tap whilst brushing your teeth, recycle leftover food or even walk/cycle instead of drive.


Can you help sort the recycling? Not many of us always get to see what items can be recycled and which bins these need to go in. You can help your parents and maybe even make some posters for the bins to help others remember.

Artist for the Earth

For some art inspiration for Artists for the Earth, one of this year's Earth Day themes, have a look at some of the works by John Dyer. He has worked on a series of works to connect children to nature and indigenous cultures. 

Eco Schools

Eco Schools England have also got lots of ideas for learning on their website. These are appropriate for all the family.

We hope you have a happy and healthy Earth Day. Please share with us on Twitter what you get up to and how you choose to celebrate the day.


Miss Marchant and the Eco-Warriors smiley