A group of school children were able to travel to a exhibition about environmental responsibility thanks to East Midlands Railway.
Buzzing Roots is a community project which is interested in connecting communities through art and nature based projects.
East Midlands Railway funded the trip through its Community Fund which inspires projects which aim to make a difference.
A lot of the children on the trip had not travelled by train previously and learned about how trains are a good alternative to be more sustainable when travelling.
The pupils became ‘Eco Ambassadors' and aimed to discover environmental responsibility and learn about the climate crisis from the Our Future Planet exhibition at the museum.
After their trip the the museum the children provided a free workshop in their community at Braunstone Park and showed what they had learned and learned more on how the climate issues affected their family.
Liga Orlovska from Buzzing Roots said: “These days so many young people are suffering from eco-anxiety, it's important to take action to understand the situation and rise hopes for a better future.
“Thanks to EMR, the children from Brauntone had a wonderful time at London Science Museum where they found out how scientists are tackling climate change.
“The children were inspired by the museum visit and came up with their own ideas of machines that could look after our planet. It was great to see them sharing the findings and ideas with their friends and families back in Leicester.”
Liz Latham, Principal at Queensmead Primary Academy, said: “We are incredibly grateful to East Midlands Railway and Buzzing Roots for giving us this amazing opportunity – our day trip to the Science Museum in London made memories that will last a lifetime and supported our pupils' learning about climate change, biodiversity and the environment.
“Most of the pupils had never travelled by train before or been to London so it was a day of ‘firsts' – they were very excited about the journey from the arrival at the station to watching the landscape flashing by through the windows. A fantastic experience which will have a lasting impact on our pupils. Thank you for supporting us to make this day possible.”
Donna Adams, Community Engagement Manager at East Midlands Railway, said: “The project by Buzzing Roots is exactly the type of scheme the Community Fund was developed to support.
“It is lovely to hear how much fun the children had learning about the environment and the positive impact of the railway.”