At the beginning of February, Kate and myself spent the afternoon at Roseberry School in Billingham, attending their Eco Fair. Roseberry School has joined the Solar Schools initiative, a brand new project that’s putting clean energy in classrooms all over the country. Each School that joins sets a fundraising target for their very own solar roof, then everyone chips in to help make it happen.
The aim of the Eco Fair was to help raise funds but also to raise awareness of the environment. We were there with our own stand, along with others from RSPB Saltholme, The Wildlife Trust, Natural England and the Transporter Bridge Heritage Trust.
We had a lot of fun making some dragonflies with the children (and adults too!).
We were also promoting our 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ national campaign. We know that sometimes convincing the young ones to get off the sofa can be a real effort so this campaign aims to motivate kids to get outdoors – to enjoy the fresh air, exercise and come away with memories that will last a lifetime!
The night was a success, raising a total of £335.50! Roseberry School are now almost halfway to reaching their £10,000 target. If you would like to chip in yourself, you can go to the Roseberry School fundraising page HERE. You can also find out more about our 50 things campaign HERE.