How better to ensure the future success of our environment than by inspiring and educating the next generation? Well, we decided to do just that!
Planet Protectors! was chosen as our Change for good project for 2016 after winning a rigorous ‘Dragons Den’ style competition. After beating a number of brilliant CSR project proposals submitted by our team and judged by our board of directors, work began in earnest to bring the project to life.
Devised and led by Olivia, one of our ace relationship specialists, the Planet Protectors! project involved ecosurety staff visiting local primary schools throughout the year to raise awareness and educate youngsters about the connected issues of waste, recycling and habitat loss. Oh, and they had a huge amount of fun too!
With a firm belief that the best way to engage and inspire young children is to have fun, our team created a series of games and workshops, each with a specific educational aim. From 'Species Jenga' to 'Musical Habi-chairs', the games are entertaining, active and thought provoking - and not only for children it turns out after testing them on our team!
The development of Planet Protectors! actually started a number of years ago when Olivia worked on a similar project whilst studying natural sciences at Cambridge University. Having found it to be a great success, hugely rewarding and really inspiring, she couldn’t wait for the opportunity to develop it further.
Luckily our Change for good initiative provided the perfect platform to do just that, with the backing of company resources to help take it to the next level. Go Planet Protectors!
Playing a precarious game of species Jenga!
The mobile phone waste challenge
What animal are you?
"I really liked the material challenge and if my phone breaks or smashes I'm definitely recycling it!"
"I thought it was clever because it was fun but we also learnt about the effects on the environment."
"I really enjoyed musical chairs as I got to be active but also learnt about habitats."Harvey
“I found the children were inquisitive, excited and empowered by the workshops; and the teachers gave us fantastic feedback too.”
Olivia Green, relationship specialist
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