We can all do our bit to help protect our environment, teaching the next generation to respect the planet and how to look after it is one way we hope to inspire children to follow the ethos "leave it better than you found it".
Most children know about the importance of things like re-cycling and not wasting water, they also know about Climate change and how the Earth is in trouble but how often are they given the opportunity to do something about it? Unfortunately we are living in a "throw away" age where it seems to be easier and cheaper to buy new rather than spend a little time being creative with what we already have.
Our team want to give kids the chance to not only think about how they can make a difference but explore different ways to re-use, re-purpose and re-cycle rather than throw away.
As a team we use used tyres for problem solving games and building obstacle courses, we save up plastic bottles to be used in Rocket build sessions, we save ribbons, beads, pine cones, acorns, feathers, sticks, jars and bottles for the kids to get crafty with in Arts-cycle sessions.
This Summer we decided to turn Arts-cycle into a 4 week project that all of the visiting kids could get involved with, we had already made plastic bottle greenhouses at a previous Camp and wanted to include planting on a larger scale. After seeing Lesley "The Arty One" create wonderful fairy gardens as Christmas gifts we decided that this would be a great way to get the kids excited about the project.