Schools Program

Role of the schools in the International Program

Each selected school will be responsible for students and teachers selection as an extracurricular activity operating at each school.

The program operates over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: 1st month (Research and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: 1st and 2nd month (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: 3rd month (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: 4th and 5th months (Combine State and National Plans); and
  • Phase 5: 5th, 6th and 7th months (Engage: Presentations to local politicians and community leaders)

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How will the schools program operate?

The schools program usually commences in March, after a program launch event. The schools selected each cover one of the EcoZones across their country; for example, there are 10 EcoZones in Mauritius and 20 EcoZones across Australia.

Approximately 17 students comprising of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, and 1 student allocated to one each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. Preference is given to teachers with a science, economics, HSIE and geography background, however, this is not exclusive and teachers will be encouraged to apply for the program based on their enthusiasm and passion for addressing the issues of local and global sustainability.

Each school needs to provide a dedicated Plan for the Planet room with computer and communications facilities. Each school will be supported by both a regional university and consultancy practice acting as key sources of expertise.

Role of Students

Students are invited to apply at each selected school and join their local part of the international pilot program.

How will the students operate within the program?

Students are invited to apply for the program and are selected based on their background in the key curriculum areas – science, economics, HSIE and geography – as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The 17 or more students comprises of 1 team leader, 1 business plan manager, with ideally one student responsible for each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals – totalling 17 or more students per school.

The program will commence at each selected school from March until September and will operate over 5 Key Phases:

  • Phase 1: 1st month (Research and Orientation);
  • Phase 2: 1st and 2nd month (Discovery);
  • Phase 3: 3rd month (Build EcoZone Regional Plan);
  • Phase 4: 4th and 5th months (Combine State and National Plans); and
  • Phase 5: 5th, 6th and 7th months (Engage: Presentations to local politicians and community leaders)

The program is supported by a dedicated Plan for the Planet Website that provides access to a Plan for the Planet Build Site, Forum for student interaction, and Expert Resources.

Role of Teachers

Teachers are invited to apply at each selected school and join the international pilot to support the extracurricular program.

How will the teachers operate within the program?

Teachers are invited to apply for the program and are selected based on their background in the key curriculum areas – science, economics, HSIE and geography – as well as their interest and passion for local, regional and global sustainability.

The three teachers comprised of 1 Team Leader, 1 Business Plan Coordinator, and 1 Expert Resource Coordinator for all of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Program deliverables and outcomes are based on the 5 Key Program Phases and supported by a dedicated Plan for the Planet Website which provides access to the Plan for the Planet Build, Forum and Expert Resources.

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