BITE-SIZE ACTIVITY 3 - MOVE with Trócaire
This week we want you to MOVE with Trócaire. Movement plays a really important role in the lives of Thandekile and her family, whether it’s the children playing out or doing the two hour round trip to school or their mum riding her bike!
Firstly we have a great new fundraising initiative – Get Moving for Trócaire. Pick a distance as a group and then MOVE however you want to until you reach your target and collect sponsorship along the way! Run, walk, hop or even dance your way to your goal – its up to you. Click here for more info.
And if that doesn’t get you moving enough, why not have a Walking Debate. Get your students thinking about how they feel about climate change, an issue that has had a huge impact on Thandekile and her family.
How does it work? Ask your students to gather in the middle of the room. Let them know that the right side of the room means ‘agree’ and the left means ‘disagree’.
Ask the group to move around the room to show how they feel about the following statements.
I should help others.
I have a responsibility to help others.
We all have a responsibility to help prevent climate change.
I can help others by taking climate action.
We can help others by reducing waste, recycling and composting.
What we do in Ireland effects other countries around the world.
Ireland has a responsibility to protect our planet from climate change.
We should ask our government to do more to help our planet.
Ask some students at random why they have chosen their response. At the end of the debate thank the class for joining in and explain that the statements are all true.
Your students can keep working on their My Trcaire Box Designs and after this activity they can get creative on the MOVE panel. Click here to download the templates.
As always, if you have any questions at all or want to send in your students designs, please email us at [email protected]