We recently renewed our association with the Wigan Warriors Community Foundation and will continue to support them in their successful educational programme targeting schools and youth clubs in and around the Wigan area.
The Foundation is the charitable arm of the highly successful rugby league club which has built a proud reputation for contributing to and connecting with the Wigan community.
We developed our own educational programme called the Learning Curve, almost 7 years ago to find ways of reaching the ‘consumers of tomorrow’ and we have now had over 2,000 primary-aged school children through our own programme at our offices.
The Learning Curve aims to teach the 3 R’s of Reduce; Re-use and Recycle and when we first started talking to Wigan Warriors, we thought this would be a good way of extending the reach of programme.
We aim to get children to understand that Climate Change begins at home.
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The Foundation though has really embraced the whole programme and has now taken the environmental 3 R’s message to over 60,000 young people – and their parents, carers and teachers.
What I’ve found particularly inspiring about Wigan Warriors is how everyone involved has embraced the programme and how they are so enthusiastic in delivering this important message.
With the ever expanding threat of climate change it is increasingly important to educate future generations about how to cope with increased demands for energy use and how deal with a changing climate.
In the words of climate change pioneer, Al Gore: “As more and more people understand what's at stake, they become a part of the solution, and share both in the challenges and opportunities presented by the climate crisis.”
If we can therefore reach children at an early enough stage, we can get them to understand that Climate Change begins at home, and that all of us have an important role to play in helping reduce mankind’s negative impact on our planet.