19-May-2021

Schools Environment Week Poster

Huntingdonshire District Council is excited to announce the first Schools Environment Week to educate children on topics including, recycling, litter, environmental stewardship, biodiversity and impacts of green space on mental health. From 28 June to 4 July, schools across the district will have the opportunity to take part in lessons, activities, competitions, and assemblies related to improving their environmental footprint.

It is becoming increasingly clear the importance of the environment and that simple changes from individuals can add up to create a significant impact. It is important to remember that some of these behaviours are learnt when very young, therefore educating children on how they can lessen their environmental impact is a priority.

Executive Councillor for Operations and Environment, Cllr Marge Beuttell, said: "We are always looking to work with our partners, in this case, schools, to educate and empower residents to do what they can for our district. From exploring our green, open spaces to looking after them. We hope that School Environment Week will be a staple in Huntingdonshire for years to come, spreading the message about sustainability and creating green-conscious residents now and for the future."

We are excited to be working with the 11 schools that have signed up to date. Together these schools represent 3,024 children across the district who will be improving their knowledge on environmental issues and ways to create positive change. Parents, carers and teachers are also encouraged to get involved too, with a challenge checklist focussing on ways we can all make small swaps to create a larger impact.

If your school has not registered to be part of this year’s Schools Environment Week, it is not too late. All schools are encouraged to sign up and take part, even if they cannot commit to the whole week, simply incorporating assemblies, posters or an email, there are plenty of ways you can get involved!

To register your interest and to sign up to receive updates and resources closer to the event, please email  litterminimisation@huntingdonshire.gov.uk.