The session at James Hornby encouraged the creation of bug hotels that the children took home. This session helped to highlight the importance of encouraging wildlife to our gardens, where we can find up to 2,000 different species of insect! It was a very messy session (which was great fun) and the children put a lot of imagination into their designs!
At the second session children from London (Exmouth and Ilford) visited The Crystal. The Crystal is a Siemens initiative and one of the World’s most sustainable buildings. It is also home to a large number of interactive exhibitions. The building showcases various environmental technologies including 1580m2 solar power (that supplies 80% of the buildings hot water), ground source heat pumps, rainwater harvesting and 15 electric car points.
The building aims to educate those that visit about the current problems facing our planet and what we can do about it.
The exhibition is free to Newham residents, those under 18 years of age or those in education. They run regular tours and is well worth a visit!