Community Teams

Community Teams

Community Teams: A whole school approach to Learning for Sustainability


To develop all pupils’ understanding of sustainability and enable them to become active, global citizens who endeavour to create a better, sustainable future for our planet and its people.
Through Learning for Sustainability, we enable our pupils to be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors and enhance their skills for learning, life and work.

The 3 domains of Learning for Sustainability:

  • Sustainable Development
  • Global Citizenship
  • Outdoor Learning

Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger

A focus on food, sustainability and hunger

In September 2015 World Leaders committed to the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. 17 goals to achieve 3 extraordinary things by 2030.

  • End extreme poverty.
  • Fight inequality and injustice.
  • Tackle climate change.

Each Community Team has a specific focus:

Churchill: · Reduce Packaging

Leamington:· Healthy Eating

Merchiston:· Food Choices

Viewforth: · Food Waste

Teaching and Learning

Key Experiences and Outcomes delivered through Community Teams:

Health and Wellbeing

Representing my class, school and/or wider community encourages my self-worth and confidence and allows me to contribute to and participate in society. HWB 0-12a, 1-12a, 2-12a

Through contributing my views, time and talents, I play a part in bringing about positive change in my school and wider community. HWB 0-13a, 1-13a, 2-13a

I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations. HWB 0-14a, 1-14a, 2-14a

Through taking part in a variety of events and activities, I am learning to recognise my own skills and abilities as well as those of others. HWB 0-19a, 1-19a 2-19a

Social Studies

I can consider ways of looking after my school or community and can encourage others to care for their environment. SOC 0-08a, SOC 1-08a, SOC 2-08a  

I can contribute to a discussion of the difference between my needs and wants and those of others around me. SOC 1-16a, SOC 1-16a, SOC 1-16a

By exploring the ways in which we use and need rules, I can consider the meaning of rights and responsibilities and discuss those relevant to me. SOC 1-17a

I have participated in decision making and have considered the different options available in order to make decisions. SOC 1-18a

I have developed an understanding of the importance of local organisations in providing for the needs of my local community. SOC 1-20a.