teacher and student feedback
After visiting each school, we ask the teacher in charge to complete a short feedback survey.
We use these responses to gain a better understanding of what the children enjoy and what improvements can be made. We then do our best to act upon this information to improve and streamline our teaching and processes.
Scroll down to read about the Children's experience, the organisation of the Programme and the results from our Post TLC visit evaluation research. We have been extremely encouraged by the comments received to date. Below are a few extracts from surveys:
Bucklands Beach Primary School, Term 1 2013
“Every class gained knowledge and enjoyment from each activity - the resources were interactive and appealing and it was ideal timing to link our Inquiry Unit of endangered species.
Liaison with the TLC teachers was easy and all were friendly and approachable.”
Marshall Laing Primary, Term 1 2013
“The children enjoyed interacting with the activities and moving around. The variety of activities was good and the learning from each one was clear. The pledge at the end was a great idea. TLC staff were positive and supportive.”
Cornwall Park District School, Term 1 2013
“A timely and appropriate experience for the Year 4, 5 and 6 students who attended. They enjoyed the hands-on activities. We would like to enourage you to continue with the programme and to extend it. Liaison with TLC staff was easy and very accessible.”
Elm Park School, Term 1 2013
"The children enjoyed the hands on approach and the fact they could see the results there and then (e.g. pedal bike producing electricity). The interactiveness is suitable for today’s children and there was just the right amount of time spent on each activity."
Chelsea Primary, Term 4 2012
"The children thoroughly enjoyed their experience. It was interactive, hands-on activities which supported our previous conversations and enquiries. Good variety, attention grabbing and well timed. This was great support for what we have covered during the year. It was a great help for our children to already know what Sustainability was and to have already done work around this area. It was great reinforcement. It would have been equally useful as a starting point. "
Robertson Road School, Term 3 2012
"The students had fun and learnt lots about the difference they can make at home and their contribution in protecting our environment. The teachers found the activities very interesting and the students wanted to continue this learning in class. Teachers are happy to have the Tread Lightly Caravan visit our school yearly, if possible. "
Royal Oak, Term 2 2012
“Very positive, great starting point for our sustainability studies as lots of
different areas brought to children’s attention. The activities hooked the
children in and got them thinking. Hands on experiences in all different
activities. Your adults were very knowledgeable and got the children really
thinking, e.g the recycling of technical equipment.”
Putamahoe School, Term 2 2012
“The students thoroughly enjoyed this experience. It was great to see them
process the information and make connections about their carbon footprint.
Although they couldn’t specifically do anything to change the outcome
initially, they were able to go home and have discussions with their families
about the things they could do as a family which would create change.”
Papatoetoe East, Term 3 2012
“Students learnt quite a few things. They are more conscious of little things
like turning off lights or the tap when doing their teeth. More are becoming
enthusiastic about walking to school and the benefits that offers. They
enjoyed doing the Footprint program and seemed a little shocked at how
many earths they could be destroying.”
Balmoral Intermediate, Term 2 2012
“Students really enjoyed their experience. They were actively engaged and
involved throughout. They loved the fact that it was hands on and not just
sitting being talked at.
The hands on activities were pitched just right for the Year 8 pupils. It was
relevant to our current topic and the kids enjoyed it and used their new
knowledge in classroom activities.”
Organisation of Programme
Our Lady Star of the Sea, Term 1 2013
"All children were engaged and interested, great information and hands on. Good pace, well organised, lovely atmosphere. The Lorax was a great preliminary activity to do with the children. Previsit very worthwhile."
Howick Primary, Term 2 2012
“The programme was very well organised. It was great having face to face
contact beforehand. The staff were informed, great with the children and
New Lynn Primary, Term 2 2012
“Great liaison prior to the visit to set it up for success- even though our
school site was challenging and we had to go elsewhere.
Excellent introduction from the Educator. Pitched it to accommodate for
the different levels of ability, understanding and prior knowledge. Clear and
informative. Clear directions, well organised.”
Glendowie Primary, Term 2 2012
“The TLC staff were very approachable and easy to liaise with. A staff
member came to visit us prior to the trip and gave us a lot of helpful
information & resources to use in class.”
Post Visit Evaluation Research – Great Results!
Recently we have had one of our educators return to schools several weeks/months after the TLC’s visit to carry out an evaluation of which, if any, environmental messages have ‘stuck’ with the children.
We are thrilled to be able to say that almost all children have made small but important changes to their everyday living (and also influenced their families). These include:
*Turning off the tap while cleaning their teeth
*Switching off lights, and appliances at the
*Changing to eco friendly light bulbs
*Starting a worm farm
*Walking/biking to school
Copies of all feedback forms from each school are available on request.