St Helens Chamber’s Education Team run Ready, Steady, Green to educate children on green energy and low carbon careers

08 Sep 2022

Business Jobs/Apprenticeships

St Helens Chamber’s Education team will educate local students about climate change, resilience and future career choices through Ready, Steady Green.


This project is aimed at inspiring children by highlighting potential career paths they could follow in the Low Carbon sector, alongside educating them on how making green energy choices can affect them and benefit the community they live in.


Rachel Wellens, Education, Events and Partnership Manager at St Helens Chamber, explained: “Our proposal is to provide fully funded access to one half day interactive workshop for primary schools.


“We hope that the Ready, Steady, Green workshop will spark an interest in young people, building their ambition by using real-life business settings and local projects they can easily see. The project also helps teachers and school staff to increase their understanding of the career prospects and skills needs of the Low Carbon sector and how many opportunities are available locally, so that they can continue to inspire children.”


The workshop will be delivered to 31 primary schools across the St Helens Borough during the 2022-2023 academic year, to 930 pupils. The programme is free of charge to schools and gives them a great opportunity to open up a dialogue on reducing carbon footprint.


Rachel continued: “Alongside inspiring the children and educating them on the impact they can have locally, our Ready, Steady, Green project is designed to improve life chances, promote gender equality, and create an inclusive economy with good quality jobs for local people.


“The Low Carbon and Net Zero sector is really dynamic in St Helens and this project allows us to communicate that growth and opportunity to young people and inspire them to gain the skills and knowledge they need to contribute and build a great career in future.”


St Helens Chamber’s Education Team delivers a range of workshops and support to schools across the Region, to students of all ages.


The Learning to Work programme is currently running in 23 local schools, educating children on the career choices available to them and aiming to build their confidence and raise their aspirations.


Rachel added: “We hope to develop pride and excitement about the wide range of roles relating to Low Carbon in and around St Helens, building on the work we’re already doing with Learning to Work. We’re really looking forward to delivering this amazing project across our Region.”


To find out more about Ready, Steady, Green and how to get involved, contact