St Brelade’s College recently partnered with the 23rd Scout group in Jersey to provide a sustainability challenge for all the young members.
Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and their families were given a wide range of challenges to carry out, allowing them to pick up points. Activities included energy saving tasks, using alternative transport, educating themselves about environmental issues, reusing & recycling, shopping for food sustainably and eating less meat. They took on these challenges over a period of a few weeks and could also get other family members involved.
The aim of the challenge was to get as many people as possible thinking about their day to day life and small changes that can be made, in order to reduce emissions and help the environment.
It was fantastic to see so many young members and their families taking part. Members shared photos of their efforts; cooking vegetarian meals, taking part in beach cleans, helping with Olio deliveries, visiting the recycling centre and car pooling with friends.
Of the 59 participants, Thomas Cohu, Theo Springett, Celia Hamon and Hugo & Charlie Watson achieved the highest number of points and were all awarded with prizes of WWF annual membership, donated by St Brelade’s College. Deputy Hilary Jeune, who is the Minister for Energy & Climate Change also attended the prize-giving ceremony and congratulated the winners on their impressive contributions towards climate change.
We thank everyone for taking part and helping to make a difference! If you’d also like to try out the challenge, you can download the challenge form here.