RSPB Mini Minds Project: The ‘Nature’s Mini Minds’ project involved the RSPB working with Acle Academy to facilitate and support 10 young people to learn about, and become advocates for, their natural heritage. This focused on visiting and learning about their local wildlife reserves, on the Norfolk Broads. The young people took part in a learning programme to develop their knowledge and awareness of biodiversity in the Broads, looking at how they can ‘step up’ to protect nature through practical conservation activities which they then taught to local primary school students.
This project involved conducting a thorough evaluation of the programme with all the participants including the students, primary pupils, teachers and facilitators and compiling into a summary document, and 5 individual documents for each Phase of the project.
LEAF Programme at Holt Hall Energy Skills Workshop 1/ Energy Skills Workshop 2: 18 students studying Geography and Environmental Science at Notre Dame High School in Norwich, had the opportunity to work with Adrian Tebbutt (Norfolk County Council science adviser) and Phil Bacon (director of EUROPUS), to learn about different low-carbon renewable technologies as part of an energy feasibility study on the site of Holt Hall. View the project website here.
Energy Ambassadors ANSWER Programme: The aim of the programme was to bring together students from Norfolk, Suffolk, Stavanger (Norway) and Vaxjo (Sweden) to learn about effective ways to reduce energy consumption and to provide students with an insight into the energy industry. The programme aimed to create a highly motivated and skilled group of young people, who would be able to take on a much greater leadership role back in school when implementing energy saving initiatives. The skills gained from the programme would be of direct relevance to young people as they looked towards university, business or industry. View the project website .