Jessica Bavinton of the UK has passed on the news to Leadership and Self Development that the project she created in Landmark Education’s SELP program in 2006, titled “BeRecreative” has entered successfully entered its third year. The project is an annual, free event for young people and their families to learn fun and creative ways to recycle and become more environmentally aware. Hackney Today wrote about this year’s event.
Family fun day out
A free, fun packed, family event is being held in London Fields as part of national Recycle Now Week.
The BeRecreative event on 2 June is a joint effort between the Council’s recycling team and Green Champion network.
Building on the success of last year’s event, BeRecreative 2007 promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Kids can get busy making their own toys from recycled materials at the ‘junk journeys’ stall, play on a bouncy castle and have their face painted in favourite designs.
Recycling mascots will also be on hand to meet budding young environmentalists and keep them entertained.
There’s plenty to do on the day for adults as well, including making or customising a shopping bag, creating amazing meals from leftovers, and taking a look at green technologies. there will also be hot organic food on sale, or alternatively bring your own picnic.
Entertainment will be provided by Hackney children, who have attended music, drama and dance workshops run jointly with the Hackney Empire.
They will be performing their own music and dance routines, developed around environmental themes.
Green Champion, Esther Schillinger said: “It was great being involved in last year’s BeRecreative event and this year there will be even more for everyone to get stuck into. It’s a fantastic way to learn, have fun and make a difference to the environment at the same time.”
Here is a video of the first BeRecreative event from 2006: