Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Hosts Another Successful Sustainability Conference

6 July 2023

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust Hosts Another Successful Sustainability Conference

Blackburn Rovers Community Trust played host to a successful Northwest Eco School Sustainability Conference for the sixth year in a row.

Hundreds of children from Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire visited Ewood Park for the event, which was organised by the Lancashire Schools Sustainability Programme.

In total, more than 50 schools were in attendance, both primary and secondary, to learn new skills and develop knowledge of how to live in an eco-friendlier environment, both now and for future generations and promoting education for sustainable development.

There was a wide range of educational activities in place for the young people to engage with, as several local and national companies and organisations came together to show their support with stalls set across the entire concourse in the Darwen End Stand.

“The Lancashire Schools Sustainability Forum, in close association with the Sustainability Learning CIC, delivered another successful schools conference, focusing on promoting the ‘pupil voice’. The Forum is a platform for sharing skills, knowledge and experience in promoting education for sustainable development in schools and other learning communities in Lancashire and beyond. It encourages environmental education and learning outside the classroom, with an emphasis on real world links to jobs and future career prospects.”

Wendy Litherland, Director of Sustainability from St Christopher’s CE High School & Sixth Form

“We were proud to partner with NW School Sustainability Conference to host this year’s event at Ewood Park, which further strengthens our longstanding partnership. The conference brings together primary and secondary school children from Blackburn with Darwen and across Lancashire to take part in interactive ‘market stall’ activities, classroom discussions, drama shows and see the latest fashion creations in the ‘trash-show’; all themed around environmental importance and sustainability. Thank you to all the organisations, partners and companies who made this year’s event another success and we look forward to welcoming everyone back again next year.”

Martin Winters, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust’s Head of Operations

Below are a select few quotes from teachers and pupils from the participating schools…

“A very good conference that has inspired pupils, senior leadership team members and governors to take action.”

St John Vianney RC Blackpool

“The stalls in the marketplace provided a wealth of knowledge and information.”

Hyndburn Park

“Brilliant student participation.”

Cottam Primary

“We like how you can learn more and it’s been fun.”

St Veronica’s

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