The Eco Kids project aimed to be an innovative and exciting
project modelled on the award winning Culture Kids programme to
inspire environmental behavioural change in young people.
This recent event at Eastfield Junior and Infant School was
arranged in collaboration with Business in the Community, CAREs and
also included volunteers from HSBC Wolverhampton.
The project was based on the sustainable schools framework and
the University developed two work stations focussing on ‘Travel and
Transport’ and ‘Food and Drink’.
Workshops included a practical demonstration of how emissions
from different modes of transport affect the planet, and an
exercise to encourage the children to think about where their food
The activities themselves were designed to be as interactive
The day was a great success with staff and pupils all enjoying
themselves as well as learning new skills and information. It was a
great opportunity for the University to give something back to the
local neighbourhood and promote community engagement, as well as
Picture: Staff volunteers (from left)
Matthew Bates (ILE), Kathryn Greenhalgh (HLSS), Saheeda
Thelwall (SoH), Alice Blakemore (ILE), Jean Cooper (Careers) and
Prof. David Proverbs (SEBE).