River Guardians

Schools Programmes

We have delivered our ‘River Guardians’ project in many schools throughout Sheffield. We worked with approximately 100 young people and 20 adults from each school during 6-week programmes, comprising different activities and themes relating to the conservation of our waterways. Culminating in a ‘River Guardians Graduation’, the young people became 'River Guardians' - people who know about the natural and cultural value of their local watercourse. We also delivered a knowledge transfer session to teachers so that they were able to lead sessions and group visits themselves once the project was completed, and families were shown how to visit the areas and provided with activities to do in their own time.