A project that will deliver six term-time eco activity sessions for school children at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre began on Thursday 6 March to mark Climate Week 2014.
A variety of activities including gardening, growing, crafting and painting will be completed throughout the sessions and children will learn about climate change and the environment.
The project has been organised and delivered by The River Stewardship Company, with support from Shiregreen Community Homes, part of Sanctuary Group, and forms part of a wider range of eco activities involving schools around Shiregreen.
Climate Week is an annual campaign celebrated across Britain, which encourages schools, volunteer groups, employers and communities to organise events to raise awareness for climate change.
Hellen Hornby, who is delivering the classes for The River Stewardship Company, said: “In our first session, the young people took part in a play to demonstrate the link between the production of greenhouse gases from the cars, aeroplanes, power stations, food and consumer goods that we use, and the effects it can have”.
Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s Director of Neighbourhoods added: “The eco club is not only offering young people the opportunity to have lots of fun, but also to learn about the environment.
“This is one of many exciting activities for young people and families to get involved with at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre.”
The sessions take place at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre on Westnall Road, on Thursdays from 3:30 - 4:30pm. The last session finishes on April 10. For more information call Hellen Hornby on 0114 2636420.