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Drama brings lessons on living sustainably, to life for East London school

An East London school is one step closer to reducing its carbon footprint through drama-based learning projects.

From Press releases - 18 June 2020 12:00 AM

The ReCreate project, led by Repowering London and funded by UK Power Networks, encourages primary school children at Mandeville School in Lower Clapton to learn about living sustainably, energy efficiency and climate change. Recreate is designed for Key Stage 2 students starting with Year 5 classes.

UK Power Networks’ £4,000 donation has funded the development of the programme, allowing Repowering to work with a playwright and Key Stage 2 teacher as well as experienced actors and facilitators. Sessions have been designed to fulfil a number of national curriculum objectives, support teachers and be as fun and engaging as possible.

The project includes drama, games and presentations, culminating with the class performing a short play to other students, encouraging them to take the lead in introducing sustainability measures in their school and at home. 

Dave Fuller, project manager at Repowering London, said: “It’s exciting to see the ReCreate project come to life and watch young students in Hackney engage with the issues of climate change and renewable energy. Repowering would like to share these workshops with every Year 5 student in London, while helping their school reduce their carbon footprint by installing community owned solar panels, showing the young people that we care about their future and by working together we can change things for the better.”

Cody Prior, partnership co-ordinator at UK Power Networks, said: “Sustainability and energy efficiency has never been more important. We’re proud to develop new pilot programmes that empower, increase awareness and educating young people in the importance of tackling climate change and ways in which they can make a difference.”