Schools are fostering
While many adults struggle to get to grips with the green message, as any parent will tell you, most children are mini-experts on all things climate change, thanks to the good work done in our schools. As part of the Green Festival, city schools were aske
ACCORDING to Jill Foster from green charity Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT), it doesn’t take much prompting to get the city’s schools interested in being green.
Jill works with local schools to help them prioritise the environment.
She said: “When I visit schools to help them go green I am always struck by how enthusiastic and knowledgeable the pupils are.
“The most imaginative ideas invariably come from the pupils themselves.
“This is great because, after all, they are the next generation – the planet is in their hands.
“I help schools focus on the environment in a number of ways, from organising events for teachers to share green ideas, to supporting schools deliver engaging green lessons, and providing a one-stop-shop for local green resources through www.greenerschools.co.uk.
“Peterborough’s aspiration to become the UK’s Environment Capital just isn’t possible without the input of our schools and young people.
“Slowly but surely, Peterborough’s reputation as a green leader is resulting in positive things for the city.
“We recently found out that on June 23 the National Eco Schools conference is coming to Peterborough which teachers and pupils can attend, it offers a great opportunity to get new ideas and share best practise with others.”