Education and Public Affairs

Chair – Karen Sulway

This sub-committee promotes education and the understanding of public affairs.

The Chairman is Karen Sulway and there are eight other committee members, including the Science Co-ordinator and the Resolutions Officer ; this role is currently held by the Chairman.

Annual activities are the Federation Quiz held at the Staffordshire County Showground and the Press Report Shield and the Garden Festival Trophy competitions. Below is the winner of last year’s Garden Festival Trophy which was to repurpose a plastic milk bottle.

The 2023 Garden Festival Trophy is for a decorated pebble to inspire the love of wildlife and the environment.

Science workshops are organised with hands-on practical sessions when ladies get to wear white coats.

Outings are also arranged – we have been to Reading Museum to see the replica of the Bayeux Tapestry that was stitched by The Ladies of Leek and to Port Sunlight.

We have also planted home grown Oak saplings in the National Forest and plan to follow Richard III from Bosworth Field to Leicester Cathedral as soon as the extensive work at the Cathedral has been completed.

Our 2023 trip is to the Waste to Energy facility at Four Ashes, near Coven – a state of the art plant
run by Veolia.

Four Ashes Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) | Veolia UK

Climate Change and environmental concerns are always uppermost in our minds and in April 2022 we launched the 52 Week Earth Day Challenge to co-incide with the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day. Members were challenged to take actions throughout the year to show their love for the environment. The results have been compiled into a ‘Directory’ and can be seen by following this link.

The Resolutions Officer aims to promote active thinking by members on subjects that may become Resolutions and to offer guidance to produce a robust proposal.

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