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11 January, 2012

Schools: get free residential training and money to run an environmental project

Want to make your school greener? Need help to do it? At our Active Citizenship weekend we train young people to run their own green campaigns.

Sixteen schools can come to the free Make the Link - Climate exChange weekend, where you will learn how to run a successful environmental campaign at school.

This is a great opportunity, especially for a group of Gifted and Talented students, an Eco-group or the Student council.

Students at the 2011 residential weekend learn to campaign.  

Residentials in 2012

  • Cheshunt, Hertfordshire
    16-18 March 2012, in the Lee Valley regional park.
    Application deadline: 25 January.
  • Doncaster, South Yorkshire
    11-13 May, in the brand new Kingswood eco-centre Dearne Valley.
    Application deadline: 24 February.
Successful applicants will get:
  • £250 for five students to run their campaign;
  • active citizenship training;
  • supply cover for teachers;
  • food & accomodation;
  • logistics managed for you.

'The highlight of the weekend was seeing the teams work together and support each other"
Nicola Wigley, Deputy Head Plantsbrook school

'I learned a lot about campaigning and how to make my voice heard'
Ginette, age 13


Email Veronica Persson to apply for a place.

Make the Link - Climate exChange is run by the Citizenship Foundation and Plan UK.

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