Module 6

Spread the Word - get creative and make some noise about Biosecurity!

Stand up for nature and hone your persuasive writing skills. The natural world needs our help and we need to persuade people to look after it. This activity is all about getting creative and building a case for nature that inspires others to take action on biosecurity. This could be a news article, a blog, a poster or a social media campaign. Or you could even write a letter to your local MP!

Module 6

Spread the Word - get creative and make some noise about Biosecurity!

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Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!

This activity supports the following subjects: English, Drama, Science, Art and Design, Health and Wellbeing/PSHE, Citizenship.

Step 1

What do I need?

  • Creativity and enthusiasm!
  • Paper, pens, felt tips, crayons
  • Art materials for displays
  • A prior knowledge of persuasive techniques could be useful

Step 2

What do I do?

There are loads of ways to spread the word. It's a chance to get really creative and inspire others. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Put on a show – Get up in front of an audience and tell them about biosecurity, what you've been doing or the problems it faces. A class assembly or a school play might be ideal.
  • Make a display – In your classroom or a school corridor. Tell people about biosecurity in an eye-catching way.
  • Get in the paper – Tell people about biosecurity and what you've been doing through your local newspaper.
  • Write to your MP – Write a letter about biosecurity, your MP may well sit up and take notice and it could make a difference.
  • Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo or a copy of what you do to help earn your award.

Step 3

Completing the activity

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed the activity. Here you can:

• Add a photo of your efforts.

• Attach a short explanation of what you did and the learning gained

Step 4

Get them thinking

Here are some prompts to help with learning:

  • How can you use persuasive devices to encourage your audience to share your point of view?
  • What kind of vocabulary and tone can you use to demonstrate your passion and motivate others?

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Module 6

Outdoor Game Biosecurity Rounders! Bat away the stowaways to keep your islands safe

Optional

All modules

Module 1

Introduction

An introduction to biosecurity and why it matters. Includes outdoor games

Module 2

Immersion

Researching seabirds including tasks, model building and games

Module 3

Solutions

How to help seabirds including games, treasure hunts and identifying tracks

Module 4

Design

Setting a design challenge and biodiversity action planning

Module 5

Refine

Groups present and evaluate ideas including news-reading, games and writing

Module 6

Share

Spreading the word including stories, map activity and games