Eco-Schools Show 2012 was the biggest and best ever!
27 June 2012
We had exhibitions, activities, workshops, sessions, performances and games led by a host of different organisations, all of which were enjoyed by the show’s visitors. But special praise must go to the young performers from Eco-Schools, who performed in front of the whole show. We enjoyed songs, dances and even an eco-fashion show.
The Lord Mayor of Sheffield certainly seemed to be enjoying himself, he reminded us all to take the Eco-Schools messages and good practice home to our families and praised the Eco-Committees for all their hard work and achievements. Steve Byers, long-term Eco-Schools supporter had a surprise when he was the fifth person ever to receive our prestigious “Eco-Hero” Award.
Eco-Committees had a chance to make unique, recycled Olympic torches with Wastebuster in the Activity Zone and some enterprising schools even made their own torches before the show. These were brought together for our own torch procession, just hours after the torch relay passed through Sheffield. Our procession was led by an official torch, Wastebuster's marching Samba band, Olympic athlete Donna Fraser, Team GB basketball player Jamell Anderson and world football freestyle world record holder Dan Magness.
Hundreds of Eco-Committees also took their chance to pose for photos with the real torch (and Donna) after taking part in the Pod’s Watt can you power? Activity Zone.
For many of us, the highlight was seeing the children at the end of the show, tired but happy, covered in the stickers and badges from all the activities they’d taken part in and people they’d spoken too. We hope everyone who attended the Eco-Schools Show came home with lots of energy, inspiration and ideas, and for those of you who weren’t able to make it, watch this space, we’ll be posting photos and sharing lots more about the day.
If you want to see who the exhibitors were this year and get information about their school resources, products and services, visit our special Eco-Schools Show website for details.