Making Environmental Education Fun!

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Making Environmental Education Fun!

Dragonfly Associates Ltd By Dragonfly Associates Ltd

Running the Ecoed challenge educational programme at schools to engage local students & community in raising awareness, knowledge and action to minimise environmental footprint, in a fun, engaging way

Hackney Fundraising stage

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Pledges will only be charged if the project hits its funding goal of £33,262 by 27 Feb 2019

”Environmental education helps to foster caring, responsible attitudes and inspires young people to take action in order to live more sustainably.” Ecoed Challenge for schools: From Feb-Jun'19 we will engage with groups of students and schools in running the Ecoed challenge - a 7 day online contest that uses gamification and technology through the Ecoed game app, to encourage learning and action towards a more sustainable way of living in a fun, encouraging way. Much more than a game: As students play the Ecoed game, we capture data that shows the strengths and gaps in knowledge and action in relation to key areas of environmental footprint, and provide this info to schools and local communities, together with targeted content and suggested actions that can be taken to address these needs and bring about concrete, long lasting, practical and tangible impact. We will also provide a 500 GBP grant and support for each school to implement one key selected action.

What we'll deliver:

  • A 7 day Ecoed challenge for a minimum of 10 schools
  • A report on strengths and gaps of knowledge and action, per school, and for the whole participating audience of schools
  • A toolkit with targeted content and suggested actions for schools and local communities to take forth
  • One concrete, key action implemented within each school, based on the pre-identified needs

Why it's a great idea:

It is a simple, yet effective way of increasing awareness, learning and bring about real and lasting behaviour change into schools and communities in relation to environmental impact in a fun, informative and inspiring way. People of different age groups have expressed how this approach is “a magnificent way to try to change the behaviour of people”. It's innovative and simple to use. Students can involve their families, extending the reach further into the local community. Being the first data-driven, practice based project around behaviour change in the field of environmental education, we will provide concrete evidence on what students need to learn more of, and which actions they are more or less keen to take on. This info is crucial in shedding light on the actual impact of environmental education interventions, and helping select the right ones for each students group. Each school will also get the support to implement one concrete change within their premises.

Steps to get it done:

  • Feb-Apr'19: The 7 days Ecoed challenge is run for each school through the online Ecoed game app
  • Mar-May'19: Challenge results are assessed as schools go through the Ecoed challenge
  • Mar-May'19: School reports are produced identifying strengths and gaps in knowledge and action
  • Mar-May'19: Content toolkits are delivered to schools, addressing their particular learning and action needs
  • Apr-Jun'19: 1 key action per school is implemented by students and staff, to increase positive environmental impact
  • Jul-Aug'19: Full programme report is created compiling all the results and actions taken by schools

We have 15 Islington and Haringey schools and an extra 7 schools across other areas eager and ready to engage their students in this initiative. The funding requested will enable us to bring the Ecoed challenge to 10 of these schools for free, making it accessible to students, schools and communities of various backgrounds and resources. With the funds gathered, we are also aiming at generating direct impact through one key action driven by students and school staff: from initiating a garden rooftop, to setting up recycling bins, or a composting site, to installing water fountains and reduce single use plastic, every action will be the seed that we plant in each school that will expand further. Lastly, these funds will also help us set the basic ground to expand the Ecoed challenge nationally throughout the UK and hopefully create a broader network of schools and communities working and collaborating towards long lasting behaviour change for a more sustainable society.

Location Hackney

Hackney has 140 other projects and £1,795,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Islington and Haringey

Council

London Borough of Islington

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How will the money be spent?Total £33,262

6 months Ecoed app IT support for all users, challenges and data reporting - £5,000 (15%)
500 GBP budget per school to implement one key action to increase positive environmental impact - £5,000 (15%)
6 months part time project manager coordinating the execution of the programme - £5,000 (15%)
6 months part time teacher fees to run school programme and develop teachers toolkit for 10 schools - £5,000 (15%)
6 months part time associate setting up online challenges, performing data analysis and reports - £5,000 (15%)
Refurbishing/recycling of smartphones and tablets for school loans - £4,000 (12%)
6 months Ecoed app licences (agreed flat fee for unlimited number of licences for all schools) - £1,000 (3%)
Other - £3,262 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

15%
6 months Ecoed app IT support for all users, challenges and data reporting
£5,000
15%
500 GBP budget per school to implement one key action to increase positive environmental impact
£5,000
15%
6 months part time project manager coordinating the execution of the programme
£5,000
15%
6 months part time teacher fees to run school programme and develop teachers toolkit for 10 schools
£5,000
15%
6 months part time associate setting up online challenges, performing data analysis and reports
£5,000
12%
Refurbishing/recycling of smartphones and tablets for school loans
£4,000
3%
6 months Ecoed app licences (agreed flat fee for unlimited number of licences for all schools)
£1,000
10%
Other
£3,262
  • Spacehive fees
    £1,500
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,462
  • VAT
    £300

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on: Any additional funding gathered will be used to run the Ecoed challenge and programme with more schools, increasing the reach and impact of the initiative.

Total £33,262

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