The Sajja Arts offers schools practical and fun ways of supporting the Eco Schools programme through ‘combined learning’. Our programmes bring together the challenges of environmental sustainability alongside creative learning and expressive art to provide an essential platform of learning through dance, music, drama, creative writing and video.
Furthermore, due to a number of partnerships with manufacturers and installers of environmental technologies, Sajja has the support to offer schools levels of expertise needed to prepare short and long term strategies for sustainable management of your school bring environmental sustainability into the heart of school activities as well as providing a turnkey solution for renewable energy heat and power.
The next half century will present some of the greatest challenges ever faced by ourselves and our children. Key to combating the impact of our changing climate and rapidly diminishing energy resources will be the way in which we learn to harness the natural elements of our environment and develop these skills through teaching successive generations. If we achieve this, we may be capable of sustaining a quality of life for all.
The Eco schools initiative aims for every school to be a sustainable by 2020 and sets out challenging long-term aspirations for schools to establish mainstream learning about sustainable development issues and sustainable practices into school life.
Embodied in the initiative is the Sustainable Schools strategy which aims to encourage schools to take on board the principles of sustainable development in their everyday work, achieving educational excellence alongside the goals of healthy living, environmental awareness, community participation and global citizenship.
The Sustainable Schools strategy is one element of a wider government programme to combat climate change and reduce carbon emissions.
Additional support can also be offered through a range of self-financed options for schools which utilise the government’s Feed in Tariff (FiT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) as a means to design, install and commission direct replacements for conventional fossil fuelled electricity and heating.
Furthermore, all programmes can be supported by facilities designed to use the renewable energy installations for educational purposes using ‘live’ energy monitoring data displays and online facilities.
The Sajja Arts recently won a Green Award for our recycling project that was taken into 20 schools across the midlands area. The project raised the awareness of how important recycling is and how it can impact on our surroundings. The project was taken into schools across the midlands where young people learnt about the environment and recycling through a series of creative workshops