November meeting – Environmental Education in local schools

Monday 18th November at 7.00 for 7.30pm

Three representatives of schools in our area are coming to talk to us: Mel Jacob, Chair of Governors of the Mead School; Lizzie Munday who with volunteers has transformed the overgrown kitchen garden at Christchurch School, and Breeshey Williams who teaches at Westwood School.

Our local schools are doing great work encouraging environmental learning. We will be hearing about what is already happening and thinking about how families and the wider community can best work with schools to support positive environmental learning and responsibility.

We will be welcoming three representatives of schools in our area: Mel Jacob, who is Chair of Governors of the Mead School (Hilperton and Wingfield sites) and founder of Trowbridge Big Community Grow, who has done phenomenal work over many years, inspiring environmental awareness in young people and families; Lizzie Munday, who, with community volunteers, has transformed the overgrown kitchen garden at Christchurch School, which will be used to teach working with nature to grow food sustainably; Breeshey Williams, teaches at Westwood School and runs the school’s Eco Council – they are aiming for Eco Schools Green Flag award, with a focus on reducing litter and waste produced by the school, increasing biodiversity in the school grounds and veg growing.

As Neil Baker, Head of Christchurch, will be unable to join us, many thanks to Breeshey and Lizzie for agreeing to join Mel to givie us an insight into what is happening in several of the schools in our Community Area.

The Quaker Meeting House, 1 Whiteheads Lane, BA15 1JU