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SCHOOLS EDUCATIONAL RAINFOREST WORKSHOP

Is your School learning about the
Rainforest, endangered species,conservation or 
sustainability ?  Louie's Jungle School is amazing to capture the children's imaginations? 

Louie's Jungle Schools educational visit was created to support teaching about Rainforests, Orangutans, endangered species, sustainability and conservation

for classes from age 5 to 11.

Our visit aims to provide primary school children with an insightful introduction to, and understanding the importance of,  tropical rainforests and wildlife within this habitat, focusing towards Orangutans. Exploring the rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo we hope that your pupils will understand how important it is to protect this precious ecosystem, and become inspired to help us in our mission to help save the Orangutan species and its forest home.

TAILORED FOR ALL  RECEPTION, KEY STAGE 1 AND KEY STAGE 2 CHILDREN.

Rainforests and biodiversity

 

Rainforests cover just 7% of the Earth’s land surface, but are home to over 80% of known terrestrial species, not to mention tens of millions of indigenous people who rely on the rainforest for their day-to-day survival. They are essential habitats for many species and require looking after, particularly from humans that are seemingly intent on their destruction.

The demand for palm oil has resulted in the rapid and unregulated expansion of oil palm plantations, particularly in Malaysia and Indonesia

(including the islands of Sumatra and Borneo), where around 85% of the world’s palm oil is produced. Vast areas of rainforest – once home to orangutans, tigers, elephants and rhinos – have been cleared to make way for oil palm trees. The new plantations contain just a fraction of the flora and fauna of rainforests and cannot sustain the native wildlife. As a result, animal numbers are falling fast. The wet swampy rainforests of these countries are often found on tropical peat soils. Peatlands store a huge amount of carbon and when cleared and drained, the carbon is released contributing significantly to the release of greenhouse gases and global warming.

Our new rainforest workshop

Louie’s Jungle school workshop aims to make a real difference, educating children from a young age in an engaging, immersive, and fun environment. This will help ensure that the children of today will grow, develop, and maintain a better understanding  that points towards leaving a positive environmental footprint on the world we live in.

In this workshop children will be immersed in a story following Louie’s life. During the story, children will create an emotional attachment with Louie, then after the introduction children will come face to face and interact with Louie the Orangutan, exploring the positive and negative impacts of human behaviours on our world. Children will also explore a range of differentiated vocabulary that can be used to enhance learning outcomes once the workshop has finished.

 

The story outlines the importance of sustainability and raises awareness of our human footprint on the world around us. It has been differentiated from EYFS up to Year 6 and is designed to get children of all ages thinking scientifically with an underpinning message about the world around them.

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MEET LOUIE

Louie the Orangutan is a life-like male Orangutan costume, worn and operated by one of our workshop facilitators. He helps us to engage with the children in our creative workshops, Louie is here to support us in our efforts to promote sustainable behaviours and awareness among children.

"We believe that wildlife and habitat conservation should become a core component of the education system nationwide, taught across the curriculum in every year group for every child and young person. 

This is critical to the future of the planet; it is as important as any other aspect of their education. These are the issues our young people care about; In the past few years of us supplying our educational presentations at schools and educational groups we see the passion and authenticity that children speak on these topics, and we have to empower them with the skills to solve the challenges we are facing as a society.”

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