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

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

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.”

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