Grade 5 Earth Week Challenge

Earth Week Challenge

This week I was inspired by a group of children from Australia who created a video to showcase how they worked together to  “change the world in just five minutes every day.”

The video is fantastic!

& so, if you were a fly on my classroom wall tomorrow you would see my students watching the video on the Smart Board and challenging themselves to do the same!

I have cut and pasted our activity below. (You may also want to visit out website and follow our progress:


Earth Week Challenge!

Dear Grade 5 Classes,

“Can a bunch of school kids really change the world in five minutes a day? This class of primary school kids demonstrate over the course of a week that it only takes five minutes a day to make a positive impact—from recycling to planting fruit and veg and telling jokes.” (
Watch the video:

Now you take the challenge:
Be the change!

1. Break into groups.
2. Brainstorm a list of “5-minute-a-day-activities” that can really change the world. “Think globally – act locally!”
3. As a class agree on one activity for each day of the week.
4. Prepare a flyer to go home explaining the daily challenges to your parents. Used the recycled materials (e.g. cereal boxes, toilet rolls, materials from our Blue Bins etc.) to make your flyers.
5. Take the challenge!

We are “being the change” every day:
– You have 5 minutes to walk around the school. Turn off any lights and pick up any garbage that you see in the school. On your mark! Get set! Go Green!



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