Primary School

S.O.S – Students Observing Sustainability Incursion

Students Observing Sustainability is an interactive incursion for older Primary School Children.

Together children go on adventure around the world and visit The Great Barrier Reef, Antarctica, Sumatra and Paraguay.

During this incursion they connect with the local environment to discover that individual actions can have a cumulative effect on communities and provide global results.

Using dramatic techniques, children explore sustainability and the issues of de-forestation, pollution, land fill and over-fishing.

Suitable for Year 3 to Year 6.

Cross-curriculum priorities; English, Geography & General Capabilities.

children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying
children roleplaying

“S.O.S has always proven to be a fun and educational incursion for grade four students, as they learn geographical concepts through drama. Though this has been our third consecutive year, we look forward to more incursions in the future.”

Maimoona Khalid, Al Noori Muslim School

Curriculum Suitability – Students Observing Sustainability Incursion

Linkage To Australian Curriculum

English Learning Outcomes

  • In the workshop, the students take on the role of aliens enlisted to save planet Earth by addressing global environmental issues in four ecological hot spots.
  • Students improvise dramatic scenes designed to persuade and inform others to take action for a sustainable planet.
  • Employing the use of costumes, props and puppets, they experiment with movement, voice and characterisation.
  • Develop skills in listening, speaking and reading as they share ideas and negotiate in collaborative situations.
  • Provide children with the opportunity to interpret non-verbal cues and choose appropriate vocabulary and vocal efforts to inform and entertain their audience
  • Students apply interaction skills to coherently communicate their point of view to their peers.

General Capabilities

  • In our drama workshops, children build a strong personal and socially oriented ethical outlook with regard to the environment.
  • The students rehearse and deliver presentations that reflect an understanding of diverse global cultures that recognise differences and commonalities.

Geography Learning Outcomes

  •  Foster a capacity for teamwork and an ability to think critically and creatively about the world in which they live.
  • We investigate the key concepts and inquiry questions that determine the geographical knowledge and understandings of the students in Year 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Understanding the role of each citizen to reduce their carbon footprint with a positive message about how they can make a difference.