This was another highly successful term for Climate Ed during which we expanded both our volunteer base and the number of schools we work with.
Over the course of the term we delivered our climate action programme to 38 cohorts of children which was a significant increase on the 26 cohorts we reached this time last year. We had 35 volunteers out visiting schools compared to 24 last autumn. We were particularly pleased to work with several new schools including: Grazebrook Primary in Hackney; Albion Primary, St Joseph’s Primary and English Martyrs Primary in Southwark; Brookfield Primary in Camden, and several new schools in Wandsworth.
As ever we closely monitor the impact of the programme and we were delighted to get many enthusiastic responses from the children. Here are some quotes from students who participated in the programme this term:
The workshops were awesome, and I told my family about it, and they shared it with some of my family members.
I love how there was a volunteer and how I learnt loads.
It was the best experience ever!
Before I didn’t really care about climate change, but now I realise it’s more important than I thought.
It made me feel strong about what we can do to stop climate change.
Finally I know what is climate change!
In the New Year we are very excited to be further expanding. First, geographically, because we will be sending our first volunteers into schools in Oxford to pilot the programme there. We are also looking forward to bringing on a new member of staff who will be working to accelerate the charity’s development and expansion.
Thanks to everyone for their hard work this term and we look forward to posting more updates in 2024.