New green project launches in Coventry - The Coventry Observer

New green project launches in Coventry

Coventry Editorial 12th Mar, 2024   0

A NEW project about the importance of the environment and featuring artwork from schools and community groups across Coventry, has been launched by the Rotary Club.

The Climate Change and Oceans Project Exhibition, on the theme of pollution in our oceans, included artwork by pupils from 12 primary schools in the city.

The launch event at Holy Trinity Church on February 23 was supported by The Lord Mayor of Coventry, Jaswant Singh Birdi, and Mayor of Alcester, Coun Vaughan Blake.

The scheme has been organised for the last 10 years by Heart of England environment officer and district assistant governor Gabrielle Back.

It runs alongside a programme of activities, seminars and partnerships to help educate and raise awareness in the local community.

Gabrielle said: “This exhibition is extremely important because it raises awareness of pollution of our waters and the detrimental impact we are having on wildlife in our seas and oceans.

This is a very creative way of addressing our eco issues and bringing them to the forefront.

“It also develops participants’ artistic skills and encourages community spirit and fellowship through working together.

“The exhibition will hopefully encourage viewers to think about the environment and how we can help protect it by cutting down on pollution.”

The winning artwork was entered by pupils at Baginton Fields Special School, who won a set of nature books for their library.

Cannon Park Primary School was also highly commended, and every participating child received a certificate.

Planning is now under way for next year’s Rotary project on the theme of Handprints for Action and Endangered Wildlife.

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