Guidelines for the use of Designing a badge for the
Severn Wildlife Heritage and Environment Trust


Activity title:
Designing a badge for the Severn Wildlife Heritage and Environment Trust

Curriculum area: Art & Design

NC objectives: Art & Design: 1b), 2a), 2b), 3a), 3b), 4a), 5a), 5b) & 5c)

Main learning objective: To design a badge or logo to represent the Severn Wildlife Heritage and Environment Trust


Lesson plan ideas, activities and resource sheets


INTRODUCTION:
10 minutes

  • Explain that the Severn Wildlife Heritage and Environment Trust is a new (fictitious) group whose aims are to protect, preserve and promote the wildlife, heritage and environment of the River Severn and the estuary.

  • The group will undertake conservation and educational work, scientific research, political lobbying and fund raising in order to ensure long-term protection of the river and its communities. It will be allied to other national and local groups (i.e. Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee, RSPB, National Trust).

  • Explain that the class are going to design a badge or logo to represent the SWHET. What should the badge include? Use the internet to look at other heritage and conservation groups (Eg, colours, mottos, action photos, symbols, logos, etc)

MAIN ACTIVITY: 40 minutes

  • Explain to the class that they are to design a badge and logo for SWHET. Discuss any ideas for the development of this and some ideas for a motto to promote the group.

  • Provide each pupil with the worksheet ‘3.4a Designing a badge to represent SWHET’ to complete the design for the badge and also think of a motto to accompany the badge.

PLENARY: 10 minutes

  • Move around the class and each pupil can show their badge and share their motto and explain why they have chosen the design and the words.

  • Display the badge designs in the classroom or school foyer.


Suggested extension activities or cross curricular links:

  • Design a leaflet or poster for the SWHET

  • Ask the class to debate which animals, heritage places or environments might be under threat and what could be done to preserve them. Debate the pros and cons of any such actions and the impact this might have on local communities.

 

3.4 Guidelines - Designing a badge for the Severn Wildlife Heritage and Environment Trust

3.4a Designing a badge to represent SWHET