Hibernian Community Foundation launch Hibs Class Bright Sparks in partnership with Utilita

We have partnered with Utilita and created a 5-week programme for local primary schools across Edinburgh and East Lothian. The Bright Sparks programme will be delivered across 12 local schools and develop primary 4/5 pupil’s knowledge on energy saving, recycling, use of plastics, water saving and the environment that we live in today.

Hibernian stars Kyle Magennis and Joelle Murray were on hand to launch our latest project at St Ninian's Primary School.

Bright Sparks will form a new section within Hibs Class, the alternative curriculum for primary school pupils launched in 2020 by Hibernian Community Foundation.

Around 45% of children we work with at Hibernian Community Foundation face significant levels of multiple deprivation and food poverty. Through wider education of how to save energy and reduce energy costs family knowledge and available finances could increase. We have created a workbook for pupils to keep after the project concludes with long term learning objectives and outcomes for school staff, pupils, and associated family members.

As part of our pledge with Hibernian Football Club to be the Greenest Club in Scotland, we would like to educate our local community on how to save energy, encourage community recycling, discourage single use plastics, and encourage wider awareness of our environment.  This not only helps Hibernian Football Club but the wider community of Leith and beyond.  

Project and content understanding will be measured through pupil feedback in work booklets and in end of session quizzes. School feedback will also be achieved with a foundation staff member as a tutor and teacher dialogue. We hope that with this data we can shape further partnership work in the community with Utilita.