We team up with local schools and youth clubs to offer environmental sessions

We have teamed up with local school and youth clubs to deliver environmental sessions for children of all ages from across the area.

The sessions, held in collaboration with St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Primary School, Oasis Henderson Avenue Primary School and The Arc, aimed to educate and empower young participants on ways they can have a positive impact on the environment.

A team of 28 children and our colleagues worked together to build and install bug hotels, bird boxes, and hedgehog houses to enhance biodiversity and learn in a fun and hands on way.

Bug hotels serve as safe shelters for insects and other minibeasts to grow and thrive and offer a creative way to repurpose spare materials, reducing waste.

These activities are part of our Net Zero aims, engaging with and educating key stakeholders whilst creating vibrant and sustainable neighbourhoods.

Andrea Morley, Net Zero Lead said: “Our commitment to net zero isn’t just a policy or check box exercise, it’s about making real, long lasting change and having an impact.

“Going out into communities to educate and get people involved is a huge part of what we’re trying to achieve, as we need everyone to be bought in and take part to make it happen.

“I was impressed with how much our younger generation were aware and wanted to be involved and it was great to see that schools had created Green Champions. Their enthusiasm made a huge difference.

“I must say a huge thanks to the schools and The Arc for their participation, my colleagues and of course all of the fantastic young people.

“We have lots planned over the next few months out and about in the region, so please keep an eye out for that and get involved if you can.”

Hannah Moore, Teacher at Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue said: “We have a huge amount of grassland that we didn’t know what to do with, so we asked students for their ideas.

“They came back with animal habitats, as there wasn’t anywhere currently for them to thrive. So, with the huge help of this project and the amazing Ongo team, we were able to make their dreams a reality.

“It’s made a lovely addition to the academy and we’ve even been able to enter the Lincolnshire Show’s, Bee-utiful Garden competition, which we’re all very excited about.

“I’d like to thank Ongo for their support, our students and everyone else involved.”

To find out more about our Net Zero aims, visit here.