Love Lambeth Air: Improve Air Quality Grants - Available Now
Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health. It is estimated that nearly 9,500 deaths a year in London can be attributed to air pollution. Youths are among the most vulnerable to its effects, as their respiratory systems are still developing.
With this in mind, the Sustainability Team at Lambeth Council has established a grants scheme for secondary schools, colleges and universities in Lambeth. Successful applications will be granted £2,500 to deliver air quality-related projects in their school(s).
Improve Lambeth's Air Quality
Grants can be used to deliver one or multiple projects that promote sustainable travel, raise awareness of air pollution and/or promote greening.
Grants will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. The deadline to apply is 18 October 2019.
To find out more and apply please contact Sabrina Chiaretti.
Improve Lambeth's Air Quality
Introducing: The Store
The Lambeth Schools Partnership (LSP) is very excited to announce the launch of 'The Store'.
The Store is set to revolutionise the customer buying experience on the LSP website. The Store will replicate other e-commerce websites with great emphasis on products, packages and contracts themselves, allowing customers to navigate and understand products, packages and contracts better.
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What will The Store look like?
As a basic overview, we have created a poster which is attached to this article. The poster features screenshots and explanations of some of the most prominent changes and additions.
Please note, these screenshots were provided by our website supplier so they won’t exactly match the content or style we have with GCCPlus but are a good first visual.
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What does this mean for you?
These changes are nothing to worry about. The changes will make navigation easier while providing a deeper understanding of each product, packages and contract
a service provider has available for purchase. The Store will function and flow similarly to other e-commerce websites such as Amazon
In the coming months, we will be producing a catalogue of 'How To' videos to help with navigating The Store.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding The Store please don't hesitate to contact us.
Colm Doyle & Brett Langsdale
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Solar Panels: Lambeth Schools
Lambeth Community Solar (LCS) is installing solar panels at two local schools and launching a community share offer.
LCS is a pioneering borough-wide energy co-op. With a big ambition to install community-owned solar panels and lead Lambeth towards a green, sustainable and inclusive future – in partnership with local residents, businesses, community groups and Lambeth Council.
In October, LCS will be installing solar panels at Elmgreen and Norwood Schools. Both schools have been actively involved: a Norwood student-designed LCS logo; and LCS has delivered workshops on climate change and taken students from both schools for paid work experience installing solar panels at a changemaker lab.
Cllr Claire Holland Comments
Cllr Claire Holland, Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council and Cabinet lead on Environment & Clean Air, said: “I’m so proud that we have this pioneering community programme here in Lambeth that will help lower the carbon footprint of the borough with locally produced solar electricity. It is imperative that our young people are equipped with the knowledge to live low-carbon lifestyles from a young age, and through this project, they will learn firsthand about clean energy supplies and its benefit for both individuals and our climate.”
The schools can buy discounted electricity generated from the solar panels, with surplus energy exported to the grid. We expect the schools to save £27,000 over the projects’ lifetime.
The project will prevent 30 tonnes of CO2 emissions being released into the atmosphere each year, equal to what 3,500 trees (more than in Brockwell Park!) take out of the atmosphere.
LCS works in partnership with Repowering London to develop community energy projects, bringing power to the people:
Installing community-owned solar panels to generate clean, green electricity for schools, businesses and community buildings
Providing training opportunities for all ages with schools, colleges, and community groups
Providing energy audits for Lambeth residents, helping them to save money and reduce the energy they use
Piloting innovative ways to deliver electricity on Lambeth estates, reducing residents’ bills
From 18 September to 8 November 2019, LCS will launch a community share offer to raise £137,000 to purchase and install solar panels. Anyone with a UK bank account can invest £100 or more and Lambeth residents under 25 can invest from £50. LCS states that over the lifetime of the project (20 years), investors can expect an average 3% return on investment.
With the profits, LCS will not only repay our investors with interest but also create a Community Fund of £33,000. This fund will benefit schools and the community, supporting education, energy advice and innovation.
£1 shares for Lambeth
LCS has stated that all investors become members of the co-op. Lambeth residents can become members of the co-op with a symbolic £1 share, keeping the co-op inclusive. All co-op members have an equal say.
Telephone: 020 3674 7519
Closing The Word Gap - Early Years Half Day Conference
Closing the word gap is part of the wider national social mobility programme.
The National Literacy Trust will provide an opening address focussing on the word gap which can impact so negatively on many children’s lives and life chances. Many children from less well-off families often have language and communication skills that are not as well developed as their better-off peers. This often manifests itself in a widening vocabulary gap. Conference attendees will hear about the work of the Trust and consider how the early years community can come together and tackle this issue in Lambeth.
The conference will also include a fun and engaging workshop hosted by Spud and Yam. They will bring their uplifting combined musical traditions from the Caribbean and from Ireland. This will be used to provide an inspiring range of ways to help develop children’s early communication and vocabulary acquisition using the universal language of rhyme, rhythm and music. No musical expertise or talent required just the ability to tap your feet and join in!
Date: Friday, 15 November 2019
Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm
Location: Weare 336, Brixton Road, Brixton, SW9 7AA
Tickets: £40 per person (payments can be made online)
Trainer: Spud and Yam and The National Literacy Trust
Refreshments: Breakfast and refreshments will be provided
Please see the attached document for more information.
Teach Lambeth: New Recruitment Website
Teach Lambeth is run by the Lambeth Schools Partnership with the support of all the schools in the borough and the local education authority.
Every school role available in Lambeth schools should be listed on this site and this will enable anyone interested in pursing a role in Lambeth schools to apply direct through our job board, cutting out agencies and middle men by dealing direct with each school.
Help ensure the website works by uploading your vacancies onto the site.