For the first time, school „ Bilsteinschule Besse“ participated in the Kids on the move campaign. For three weeks 89 pupils collected 2,400 green footprints.
Besides the climate protection idea, the school wanted to achieve that parents are sending their children to school by foot and to avoid the unnecessary car rides to and from school.
Many parents supported the campaign which could be seen in the lower volume of traffic before the start of class.
The schoolmaster wrote:
“Next year, we also want to teach the children at Bilsteinschule Besse in a
playful manner in the topics of climate, mobility and sustainability in order
to raise their awareness of a climate friendly everyday life.”
During the campaign „Kids on the Move – Together around the One World!“, 558 small climate protectors collected 5,327 green footprints in Eschborn this year.
Front-runner was primary school Westerbach-Grundschule which participated with 247 children for the first time and collected 1,933 green footprints.
The school “Schule am Erlenbach“ also participated this year. Their principal wrote us a nice letter:
Today with all 9 classes we summed up the green footprints, collected from 12 to 16 October and, beyond the action week, talked again about the importance of the green footprints for climate protection. The children’s enthusiasm was this perceptible and their knowledge was remarkable.
All in all we collected 2021 green footprints and are happy to make a contribution to the Climate Conference in Paris.
Best regards from Nieder-Erlenbach
On 13 November, the children of school Hardtwaldschule handed over their collected green footprints to the city’s environmental consultant, Jörg Naumann.
The 4 public primary schools, the Protestant kindergarten in Friedrichsdorf and the childrens day care center Wirbelwind, participated in the “Kids on the Move” campaign. The small ceremony was presented by the school’s headmaster Regine Heydrich-Christ who did also welcome the guests of the other schools and kindergartens. All in all, 14,152 have been collected.
In detail: Hardtwaldschule with 340 collected 4,266 green footprints, Peter-Härtling-Schule with 280 children collected 3,703 green footprints, primary school Burgholzhausen with 168 children collected 1,888 green footprints and primary school Köppern with 230 children collected 3,063 green footprints. The childrens day care center Wirbelwind with 40 children collected 377 green footprints and the Protestant kindergarten in Taunusstraße with 58 children collected 855 green footprints, however this was during two and a half weeks.
Not only the participating institutions collected green footprints, during the campaign they also went along with a project. The posters designed by the children will be presented in the foyer of the town hall from 14 January until 5 February 2016.
On a regular basis, at the beginning of each school year, the primary school Obervorschütz is organizing its green footprints week.
This year during the action week at the beginning of October, the 83 children collected 993 green, 77 blue and 215 red footprints.
Shortly before the autumn holidays, the school community of primary school Obervorschütz met for the first children conference of the school year 2015/2016.
The main topic was the past green footprints week. The fox class presented their work-sharing teamwork themed “Pros and Cons of Means of Transport” and the tiger class presented its “Apple Day” which also took place during the green footprints week.
During this, the principal Mrs Frese awarded the four classes with the class certificates and announced the total result of the school. The pupils were again successful in collecting footprints for the global climate and made cardboard footprints with their wishes to the politicians.
Mühlheim am Main
The children of Markwaldschule collected 1,596 green footprints during one week. For each footprint a stamp was put on a snake.
Furthermore, they made many beautiful wish feet.
This year, also in Offenbach children from 4 institutions participated this year. On 14 October 2015, the collected footprints were handed over to Mayor Peter Schneider and the municipal authorities: the children from primary school Buchhügel, the forest school Tempelsee, the childrens daycare center Rowenta and the “Bambinis” of HFC Bürgel collected 5,744 green footprints!
Mayor Peter Schneider said:
“It is very encouraging that children are caring for climate protection at such a young age and are participating actively in actions. Those who have internalized the importance of active climate protection at this early age, will surely behave much more responsible in the daily life as a grown up. The “Kids on the Move” campaign is exactly the right measure – thank you, climate protectors!”
Mrs Gendera from the childrens daycare center Rowenta said during the handing over:
“Together with the children, we have also examined the walkways between the schools and daycare center. There we noticed that there is much more space for cars than for children. Thus, our claims for a better environment is much connected with our neighbourhood.”
You can find more information about the action in Offenbach as well as about the activities in each institution in the press release (pdf, 600 KB)
Furthermore you will find the report of Mrs Müller about the activities of the school Buchhügel (pdf, 270 KB) here.
The children of the school „Knüllköpfchenschule“ in Schwarzenborn participated for the first time. 11 children collected 67 green footprints.