Our facilitated workshops, as part of Bristol's year as European Green Capital, were a firm favourite with teachers. Our external experts led these lessons using our high quality education materials, different teaching styles, and plenty of enthusiasm and energy. We carefully crafted these workshops to highlight that sustainability is a topic that can support all areas of the curriculum and show teachers new and innovative ways to use a subject to cover key learning objectives in Key Stage 2.
The one-hour workshops were offered free of charge and were specifically designed to enhance and support classroom teaching. Each workshop was tailored to capture the children’s imagination, and inspire them to be ambassadors for a greener Bristol.
Our coding workshop, designed in partnership with Aardman Animations Ltd and Code Club, taught pupils about saving energy. Whereas our science lesson about biodiversity made the most of the outdoors. A dynamic maths lesson challenged the way we travel and a thought provoking PSHE lesson explored the way we use resources.
By far the most popular session was our food workshop, delivered by an engaging actor playing the role of a farmer. This interactive workshop seemlessly blended KS2 literacy objectives and important environmental messaging with a mix of humour and fun.
"A wonderful range of workshops which were well pitched and really well facilitated by very passionate and talented individuals. The organisation of everything was amazing - everything ready when it needed to be with the least possible stress or concern"
Mrs Camp, Year 6 teacher, St Barnabas Primary School
Bristol won the title of European Green Capital in 2015 and was the first winner to include a dedicated schools programme and provide a framework to guide future winners in successful ways to engage young people in sustainability.