September 9, 2008
Eversheds Gives Yew Tree Pupils Tips on Local Green Issues
Staff at the Birmingham office of Eversheds law firm have been supporting inner city school children in a four-week environmental project, designed to help the next generation tackle environmental issues in their area.
As part of Eversheds' involvement with the Titan Partnership's Aston Schools' Business Project, which encourages companies to dedicate time and resources to Birmingham's inner city schools, four trainee solicitors worked with children from Yew Tree Community School in Aston.
The four week programme saw Eversheds staff talking to pupils about tackling environmental issues and helping with the school's green garden project.
The pupils wrote to MP Clare Short about the state of their local environment and suggested ideas on how this could be improved.
In addition, the children also prepared presentations with ideas on making their school more environmentallyfriendly and designed posters highlighting environmental problems in their community
The final session of the programme was held at Eversheds' Birmingham office where pupils presented their work to AstonWard Councillor Ziaul Islam, Peter Scurlock, head of community investment at Eversheds in Birmingham and trainees from the firm who had helped them with their project.
Peter Scurlock said: "The project has been a hugely rewarding experience for both the Eversheds staff and the pupils of Yew Tree Community School involved.
"It is hoped that through the link between Yew Tree and Eversheds, the children will have gained an awareness of the world of business, the confidence to work with and present to business professionals, and an appreciation for the environmental issues currently faced both on a global and local scale and what they as individuals can do to help tackle the problems."
Councillor Ziaul Islam, added: "I am delighted to learn that the young children from Yew Tree Community School in Birmingham have gained such a vast amount of knowledge on environment matters.
"The contribution by Eversheds has and will continue to further help the children in comprehending the consequence of various activities on the environment.
"I hope that Eversheds will continue to use their time and resources to provide similar sessions to children in other primary schools of Birmingham."
The project has been a hugely rewarding experience for both the Eversheds staff and the pupils of Yew Tree Community School involved
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