Schools Environment Roadshow
Pride in Bedford run an annual environmental
theme roadshow with 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
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' . Children 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.
Below left- the exhibition trailer and below right pupils
enjoying one of the activities.