Schools Environment Roadshow
The Community Volunteering Team run an annual environmental
theme roadshow with Lower Schools in Bedford Borough.
Each year the theme changes with lots of different activities
run all designed to teach children about caring for the
environment, recycling, litter and energy efficiency.
The first ever Environmental Roadshow took place in
schools in June 2008.
In total Pride in Bedford visited 11 schools across the Borough
to help deliver the Pride in Bedford message and encourage pupils
to help take care of their local environment.
Every school got the chance to plant wildflowers in their school
grounds and keep a special personalised folder which has details
and photos of all the flowers planted for them to use in future
The next Roadshow took place in June 2009 and was an Eco
Challenge- challenging schools to turn 'Mucky Town' into 'Tidy
Pride in Bedford visited 10 lower schools over two
June 2010 saw the start of the Blooming
Eco roadshow in the new and improved interactive environmental
trailer. The roadshow visited 12 schools.
June 2011 was a brand new roadshow called 'The
Mystery of the Abandoned Park Roadshow' . Pupils took on the roles
of different members of the local community in their quest to solve
the ‘environmental’ mystery. The Roadshow reflected elements
of the Key Stage 1 & 2 Citizenship curriculum with cross
references made to the Geography and English programmes of
May 2012's roadshow is entitled the 'Clean Street Challenge' -
focussing on how to run a street audit and how we can look after
our streets, introducing the new Junior Street Champion scheme.
In June/July 2013 the roadshow focussed on environmental crime.
Pupils learnt about the dangers of littering and dog fouling, safe
ways of dealing with the problem and acting out being an
Environment Enforcement Officer!
Below left- the exhibition trailer and below right pupils
enjoying one of the activities.