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

Session 2017-2018

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.

World’s Largest Lesson aims to introduce the Global Goals to children and young people everywhere, and help them take action.

Community Teams met on Friday 10 November in their House Teams. What an excitement! Some of us were meeting each other for the first time. Primary 7 children collected their Primary 1 buddies and then escorted them to their Community Team classroom. What a fantastic help they were!


This session we are focusing on Global Goal 2: Zero Hunger. We aim to each make a teaspoon of difference, and are engaging with the World’s Largest Lesson.  We are asking children to think about how their food choices impact the Sustainable Development Goals and to pledge to make changes. From healthy eating to reducing wastage, eliminating plastic packaging, sourcing closer to home and checking on the practices of food producers. We are planning as a team what we want to do and how we will do it.

Each Community Team has a specific focus:

Churchill: · Reduce Packaging

Leamington:· Healthy Eating

Merchiston:· Food Choices

Viewforth: · Food Waste

The Power Point below was shared at our Community Team launch.

Global Goals

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.


Community Teams Teachers and Leaders

Community Team Teacher Leader
Merchiston A Miss Doig
Merchiston B Miss Anderson
Merchiston C Ms Dobie
Merchiston D Mrs Wright
Merchiston E Miss Davison
Leamington A Mrs McBain
Leamington B Mrs Hansen
Leamington C Mrs Fudge
Leamington D Mrs Leslie
Leamington E Mr Clark
Churchill A Mrs McLachlan
Churchill B Miss Faichney
Churchill C Mrs Thomson
Churchill D Mr Kane
Churchill E Miss Bell
Viewforth A Miss Carney
Viewforth B Mrs Harvey
Viewforth C Mrs Armit
Viewforth D Mrs Bowes
Eco Committee Miss McIIwain
Right’s Respecting Rangers Ms Dobie/ Mrs Borrowman/ Miss Doig  (Mrs Nicol on maternity leave)
Pupil Council Mrs Borrowman