News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Spring Greens Fair Champions Change
Young people in North-West Herefordshire expanded their knowledge of conservation, environmental protection and biodiversity at the 2017 Spring Greens Fair’s ‘Schools’ Days’ event, organised with the help of funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust.
Run in the week before the Bank Holiday Fair at Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow, the ‘Schools’ Days’ offered opportunities for young people to have fun and enjoy many activities together, whilst also learning more about their impact on the world around them. The gatherings were designed to encourage participation in a range of pursuits including traditional crafts, new technologies and creative writing.
Richie Cotterill, from Spring Greens Fair, commented on the project:
“Harnessing the imagination and energy of children is a vital component of a sustainable future for us all. The ‘Schools’ Days’ combined experiences of ecology with social skills that fit numerous curriculum requirements through the Eco-Schools Agenda. We provide a co-operative experience for the next generation of local wildlife champions; working together, developing understandings and even friendships.”
Funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust has helped towards increasing its ‘Schools’ Day’ offering, helping to meet growing interest in solutions for current global and national environmental concerns. £1,950 was awarded to help cover co-ordinators and co-ordination fees, workshop leaders’ fees and expenses, along with some equipment and materials.
By using practical and creative approaches, Spring Greens Fair is better able to address subjects such as energy efficiency and alternative building techniques in a way that it is accessible and engaging for all ages and abilities, with the days offering lots of hands-on experiences for those attending.
Chairman of the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust, John Garbutt, adds:
“The Trust loves to support projects like the Spring Greens Fair. With the grant it can reach more of our young people who will learn about how they can be actively involved in making improvements in energy efficiency, CO2 emission reductions, habitat enhancement, water conservation and transport options at school or home.”