Empower primary school children to be Eco Warriors

by Helpful Kids - Shiri Atsmon in London, England, United Kingdom

Empower primary school children to be Eco Warriors

£1,507

raised of £10,000 stretch target

38

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 18th 2019 at 7:00pm

Empower school children to fight climate change. Fund an "Eco Warriors" programme in schools with an EduCCate Global Climate Change teacher.

by Helpful Kids - Shiri Atsmon in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Hitting our target will allow us to reach 80 schools and develop all lesson plans needed.

The more we raise, the more schools can start teaching children how to protect the environment at home. Using our teaching module which focuses on changes that can be done in the domestic environment, will lead to a significant impact on the health of the environment. 

More teachers from the UK as well as other countries are taking EduCCate Global teaching course everyday, therefore our target stretches daily.


Today you can sponsor an innovative teaching module for primary school-aged children called Eco Warriors!

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.

 

What still needs to make this impactful initiative happen, and how can your sponsorship help?

 

  • 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

  

What’s in it for sustainable brands?

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.

What’s in it for parents?

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.

What’s in it for the children? 

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.

What’s in it for the school?

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.

Here is what each Eco Warriors kit includes:

  • 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. 

  • Whimsical illustrations

  • 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:

About us:

Helpful Kids

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. 

EduCCate Global

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

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: info@helpfulkids.co.uk and I will send you the file.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

3 Eco Warriors kits to our accredited schools

3 Eco Warriors kits sent to 3 schools which employ a trained Climate Change teacher (trained FOR FREE by EduCCate Global). It also includes £10 programme development fee.

£5 or more

Programme development

Your contribution will be used towards lesson plan and programme development in schools. Climate Change teachers (EduCCate Global have already trained thousands of them) will create lesson plans and share them to create the best learning programmes for children age 5-12. This will include out-of-pocket costs such as: graphic design, additional rhymes, translation to new languages and school supplies associated with teaching Eco Warriors.

£20 or more

Eco Warriors kit for you or your school

1 standard pack 1 Eco Warriors kit for you/ OR for a school of your choice/ Or any accredited schools of our choice. Sent to you/your nominated address within 1 week of purchasing your sponsorship! It makes a perfect Christmas stocking filler or gift. It also includes £5 lesson development sponsorship. Kits ordered by December 10th will be delivered by December 19th within the UK, and is the cut off date for Christmas.

£35 or more

2 Eco Warriors delivered to 1 address of choice

2 Eco Warriors kits for you/ OR for a school of your choice/ Or any accredited schools of our choice. Sent to you/your nominated address within 1 week of purchasing your sponsorship! It makes a perfect Christmas stocking filler or gift. It also includes £5 lesson development sponsorship. Kits ordered by December 10th will be delivered by December 19th within the UK, and is the cut off date for Christmas.

£300 or more

22 Eco Warriors kits to our accredited schools

22 Eco Warriors kits. Sent to 22 schools which have trained a Climate Change teacher (trained FOR FREE by EduCCate Global). It also includes £25 lesson development sponsorship.

£500 or more

36 Eco Warriors kits to our accredited schools

36 Eco Warriors kits sent to 36 schools which have trained a Climate Change teacher (trained FOR FREE by EduCCate Global). It also includes £50 programme development sponsorship.

£1,000 or more

75 Eco Warriors kits to our accredited schools

75 Eco Warriors kits sent to 75 schools which have trained a Climate Change teacher (trained FOR FREE by EduCCate Global). It also includes £70 programme development sponsorship and an one additional kit sent to an address of your choice.


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