Schools: 
Students: 9,100
Location: UK and Ireland
Partners: Sky

The challenge

How do you put school children in touch with the people, plants and animals who live in the Amazon? By showing them the things they can do in their lives that make a difference.

How we helped

As part of a 3-year charity partnership with Sky to help them save 1 billion trees in the Amazon rainforest, we created the Sky Rainforest Rescue Schools Challenge, an online programme that gives children a step-by-step approach to getting involved. 

Curriculum-linked resources helped children across the UK & Ireland make the connection between the stuff they buy, the food they eat, the energy they use and the rainsforests. The Challenge promts them to take action in their schools and local communities.

We equipped students with the tools to investigate their impact and identify areas iwhere they wanted to make a difference. Through a range of activities from persuading teachers to switch to Fair Trade tea, to growing their own food for the school canteen, students were able to use their passion for the topic to lead change in their schools and homes.+


"The challenge really motivated the children. It gave them the opportunity to feel they could make a difference.”
- Teacher, Biggar Primary School, Scotland 

Impact

    • 9,100 8-14 year olds taking action across the UK and ireland
    • 1.3 million people reached
    • 21% decrease in energy usage
    • 34% increase in students' knowledge of fair trade.

What's next?

Schools like Rhymney Comprehensive who won the challenge in 2013 were so passionate about the rainforest that they involved businesses, their local authority and the Woodland Trust. They chose to spend their prize money on developing a school garden where they are growing vegetables alongside people from the local community.

"The Challenge has really made us think about what we can do to save the rainforest. It has changed our lives!"
- Pupil, Garstang St Thomas' CE Primary School

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