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Primary School Sustainability Workshops

Gemma Blackman

Written by Gemma Blackman

on Thursday, March 28, 2019

This year, we helped to host free, fun and educational in-store sustainability workshops for primary schools in Greenwich. We organised KS2 children in years three to seven to visit one of the UK’s greenest retail stores where they received a guided tour and participated in an upcycling activity, making their own pencil cases… For some of the younger ones, it was their first time using a stapler and they learnt lots of new practical skills! Workshops were facilitated by one of our superb educational consultants and focussed on environmental subjects such as deforestation and plastic pollution, encouraging the pupils to consider ways in which we can each live more sustainably. On the tour, they were able to see what the store is doing to help our planet, by learning about the company’s recycled products and renewable energy sources. Pupils could play games and some children even won prizes. Each pupil who cycled to light up the LED bikes the fastest won an LED lightbulb, and the one who recycled materials correctly and the quickest won a storage bin! For schools unable to attend workshops, we have developed a supporting educational programme available free of charge online, so children can learn about sustainable living and have a go at upcycling from the comfort of their own classroom or home.