Mind Your Footprint Gets Children Involved in Earth Hour
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Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00


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Mind Your Footprint, obviously passionate about the planet Earth aimed at children and their parents, has successfully worked with schoolchildren across the country to raise awareness of Earth Hour, an event which took place last month.

Earth Hour was an event which took place on March 29, 2014 and involved cities across the globe all pledging to turn off their lights for one hour. It was a great success with landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and Buckingham Palace all being plunged into darkness to raise awareness about the event.

In order to raise awareness of Earth Hour, especially with schoolchildren aged 4-7, Mind Your Footprint joined forces with Eco-Schools England and sent out activity books to those schools involved, encouraging the children to complete drawings and activities related to the environment. The children also took part in a drawing competition, the winners of which will be visited by Foot Fella and the WWF’s Panda.

Ms. Andrea Bootle, one of the teachers and the school's Eco-Schools and environmental liaison, who took part was thrilled with the reaction from her students. “The children were delighted with their booklets and were keen to start the various activities. The information they contained was perfect for helping the children to share their understanding of Earth Hour with their families.” 

She also found that children engaged with the environmental theme through the activities. 
“Turning the lights off was a super way to help children understand and engage with the ways they can 'do more' to help the planet. They were keen to share their ideas about actions they could take and loved showing their creative skills by making a poster for the competition."

Earth Hour will take place again next year, however anyone wishing to find out more about this years exciting events can visit the Mind Your Footprint website or the Earth Hour website.

Megan Collins Quinlan