In the recent Wild Isles programme, David Attenborough references biodiversity loss – a third of birds and a quarter of mammals are at risk from extinction and our flying insect numbers have declined by 60% in just the last 20 years.
We can hear these statements spoken, but what if we could really hear them? Our year seven students will enable you to hear this in their biodiversity event, showing the huge loss in harmonies when a third of those representing birds stop singing, a quarter of mammals and sixty percent of insects. The loss in harmonies will be a visceral analogy for the loss of biodiversity.
This approach of enabling students to understand and act in collaborative ways to highlight and look after our planet is the essence of our Encompass vision. David Attenborough himself has praised this approach.