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Eden Project Comes to School

28 May 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Children at  Puller Memorial School in Ware in Hertfordshire were recently visited by the education team from the world famous Eden Project, Construction company, VolkerWessels UK sponsored the trip.

Pupils from two classes at the school learned about where their food comes from and how nature plays its part in the things we eat, wear and how we live. 

The Eden team provided a day of sustainability workshops working with students both in and outside of the classroom to help them connect with the natural environment.

VolkerWessels have achieved The Planet Mark certification annually since 2010. The Planet Mark certification demonstrates an organisation’s commitment to reducing their carbon footprint year on year by engaging their employees and suppliers in the process. It is delivered in partnership with the Eden Project by sustainability specialists Planet First.

Adrian Shah-Cundy, head of corporate responsibility at VolkerWessels UK said: “We place great importance on operating our businesses in an environmentally sustainable way and supporting sessions such as this really helps us highlight the importance of sustainability to the next generation." 

 Steve Malkin, CEO at Planet First, also joined the morning activities, and said, “It was enormous fun working with the children at Puller Memorial School to help them understand sustainability.  It is wonderful to bring a piece of the Eden Project into schools with the help of businesses partners.  Activities like today’s workshops show that you can create really positive environmental and community initiatives as part of running a great business.”

Picture: Children at  Puller Memorial School enjoyed workshops given by the team from the world famous Eden Project.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 28 May 2015


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