School Sustainability Programme
Working in collaboration with UK primary schools, local educational charities we deliver an engaging and inspiring education in environmental sustainability.
We provide local children with 7 engaging educational trips that nurture their respect and understanding for the natural world, encouraging them to connect with nature, inspiring them to solve climate change and broadening their career opportunities.
Each school can take up to 420 children on exciting day trips to learn about forestry, biodiversity, energy, food, water, waste and what a sustainable city should look llike. They visit the UK’s largest community solar farm, a real MRF recycling centre with conveyor belts going in all directions, bell boating down the river with the Wildlife Trust to learn about water conservation, biodiversity and tree planting, they take part in cookery classes on a farm so they can appreciate sustainable farming techniques and finally we take a Lego into the school so that the children can build a giant sustainable city.
The programme has been designed to support the national curriculum in science, english and DT, including free lesson plans for teachers to consolidate what the children have learnt.
The children visit travel down the river avon on Bell Boats accompanied by Warwickshire Wildlife educators to take a journey through an inland water ecosystem. These are some of the most valuable, natural resources on the planet, important for water purification, rainwater storage and biomass production
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The children visit Vale Fresco Farm to see the basics of food production, soil health, seasonal eating and the importance of biodiversity. They cook a delicious meal from the fruit and vegetables they've harvested themselves and eat a healthy lunch together. Encouraging healthy eating, nurturing a connection with food from field to fork.
Working in collaboration with Alex Kapila Productions, the children have the amazing opportunity to visit a real MRF recycling centre and take part in an interactive drama production to teach the children about the impact of waste and encourage them to Reuse, Reduce and Recycle, changes in lifestyle, sustainable fashion and alternatives to plastic.
The children visit natural habitats with Leaf Outdoors to discover rare and endangered species bats, birds, insects and small mammals and develop a love of nature. They have the opportunity to plant pollinator corridors throughout towns enabling them to learn more about biodiversity, ecosystems, climate change and deforestation.
Working in collaboration with Coventry Climate Action Network, the children design and build a giant Lego sustainable city to illustrate how a city should be designed from energy solutions, low carbon buildings, smart LED street lighting, tree lined streets, green walls, light rail, autonomous vehicles, electric and Hydrogen vehicle charging, recycling, waste to energy plants and future homes.
If you would like to support the Stratford School Sustainability Programme, we would really appreciate your help.
Participating offers a range of benefits to your organisation from increased customer and employee engagement to measurable social and environmental impact within the local community that improves your standing within the area.
The schools are supplied with teaching resources, lesson plans and outdoor classroom equipment to help the children benefit from the physical, emotional & social benefits of connecting with nature. Each of the events will support the Sustainable Development Goals.
This programme will ultimately support 9 Stratford upon Avon schools including children in years 3, 4 and 5 to help them develop a respect and understanding of the natural environment. The programme has the potential to reach up to 3780 students. Participating schools list is available here