Eco Warriors is a new card game teaching children aged 5-12 how to care for the environment, at their own home. Together with the UN -accredited Climate Change Teachers training programme, eduCCate Global, we aim to teach children what actions they can take at home to support the environment and reduce the impacts of climate change. The game is created by Helpful Kids, an educational consultancy seeking to empower children through the acquisition of practical life skills.
The schools are ready to teach: eduCCate Global have already trained 11,000 teachers in the UK and thousands of teachers in other countries to teach about Climate Change.
Watch this video by the Guardian talking about edduCCate Global's work: The Guardian Video
Melanie Harwood, Co-Founder and CEO of eduCCate Global:
Melanie Harwood attends the Kindergarten Starters School in Dubai, where ALL teachers in the school are eduCCate Global Climate Change Teachers, accredited by UN CC:Learn.
The game is ready to ship: Eco Warriors - the new educational “Treasure Hunt” game that motivates kids to take care of the environment, their home and belongings is already published and ready to be placed in schools.
Sponsoring Eco Warriors packs: printing, packing and shipping the games to the schools which already have a trained Climate Change teacher among their staff.
Sponsoring a trial phase in 25 schools and lesson plan development
Whether you manufacture vinegar or bamboo pencils, it’s your time to shine. Families take time to change habits. We aim to educate the most important group when it comes to climate change - children. Children have the power to help their families adopt new habits and behaviours that support sustainable living. Brands that promote sustainability, such as yours, ought to be part of this effort, lending resources and knowledge to assist in educating the young generation.
Imagine if your child asked you what the best ways to load a dishwasher to maximum capacity would be; pleading with you to show them where you store your rags so they can wipe an orange juice spill or some biscuits crumbs. A child that reminds you to bring shopping bags with you when you’re going out shopping for groceries. No, your child hasn’t been replaced with an angelic doppelganger - but perhaps he has been playing the new and exciting “Eco Warrior” game.
Children care deeply about protecting the environment but don’t always know how. Children are the group most affected by climate change. At EduCCage Global and Helpful Kids, we believe that kids hold an immense power to drive change and be a force for good, not mere victims of the adults’ decisions and behaviours.
With our new kit they will learn 20 ways they can care for it- at home. The classroom will act as a great place to experiment, develop and create new ways to reduce pollution and resource usage at home. This will bring about real environmental change, one school community at a time, will empower the children with agency and give them the tools they need to live a sustainable life.
In the UK, 11,000 schools already have a climate change (CC) teacher trained by EduCCate Global, a figure that is growing by the day. With the Eco Warriors cards and lesson plans, teachers can expand the learning into driving changes at home. Home is where children spend the most amount of time and where they can really have an impact and facilitate a greener lifestyle.
10 flashcards with a different rhyme and super-action on each side.
“Treasure Hunt” clues
A reward chart plus stickers
Child & adults instructions
Cotton carrier bag
A sturdy box from recycled cardboard
Delivery costs within the UK are included (2nd class, Royal Mail)
Eco Warriors is fun, engaging and will delight children
Fun rhymes draw kids in
“Eco Warrior Actions” give concrete ideas of what needs to be done.
Easy to execute clues for a Treasure Hunt around the home to find the cards
A reward chart (we call it “I feel Proud” chart), stickers and instructions all motivate repeating the actions and turning them into a green way of living
All items in the kit (including delivery) are eco-friendly and responsibly sourced.
Here are two examples of the Eco Warriors Cards:
Eco Warriors was created by Helpful Kids, an educational outfit based in London which supports families who wish to teach children life skills and home economics, founded by Shiri Atsmon, a mum of 3 and a behaviour researcher by trade.
We design educational aids and run workshops for families. A female-owned small business, our mission is to boost children’s confidence and bring calm to families.
We recently won “the Most Empowering Parent Support Service” award by Lux Magazine in the Child & Parent category.
Harwood Education has teamed up with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) to develop and deliver an innovative Climate Change Education Programme for primary and secondary schools in the UK. This ambitious multi-annual project will seek to develop a comprehensive package of interactive classroom materials on climate change for school teachers and children.
Harwood Education,delivers innovative and outstanding education Resources, Programmes, Training and Learning Schemes to the entirety of the education sector as well as direct to the home learning sector.
It was created by Melanie Harwood – Education Specialist and creator of the Start-Bee Handwriting Scheme, Denise Meissner – Occupational Therapist and Autism Specialist and creator of the CrossLinks Programme, Jonathan Harwood – World Renowned Cameraman, Educational Filmmaker and Education Entrepreneur.
It serves the worldwide education sector, and represents educational creatives and “education disruptors” worldwide, including manufacturers and distributors of equipment, materials, books, consumables, furniture, technology, ICT hardware and EdTech to the education market.
* A special thank you for our sponsors *. You have been so kind and supportive and we can't thank you enough. As a means of saying thank you, here is a special chart showing "Acts of Kindness" which you can save to your computer and print at your leisure. Thank you ever so much for your kindness and support! If you have trouble saving the image to your computer, please don't hesitate to email Shiri: [email protected] and I will send you the file.