Your environmental education team
We support schools throughout Leicester on environmental and sustainable education. Your main contact is Lee Jowett, environmental education coordinator for Leicester. Working alongside Lee is project officer Amy Peace, education officer Marc Tench and graduate project officer Hollie Campbell.
Lee, Environmental Education Coordinator
My name is Lee Jowett, and I am the Environmental Education Coordinator in the Environment Team at Leicester City Council. I have worked for the council September 2014.
I have previously worked as a science teacher for 10 years in three secondary schools in Sheffield. I was responsible for coordinating sustainability & Eco-Schools in 2 of these schools for over 5 years. In that time I worked with many external agencies in supporting the schools’ sustainability ethos such as Sustrans 'Bike It', Fairtrade Schools, International Schools, Sheffield Wildlife Trust and Veolia. Our school was awarded the Green Flag Eco-School Award, Jane Goodall's 'Roots and Shoots' Gold Award, Sheffield Telegraph Sustainable Schools Award Winner, Sheffield Care4Air Award Winner, Fairtrade Schools Award and Full International Schools Award – so it was a very busy time!
Before joining Leicester City Council I completed my MA in teaching and learning focusing on the impact of environmental education. I am a Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach). I chair the environmental, health and wellbeing group in Leicester - a group that brings together individuals who work to improve the health and well-being of students and raise their awareness of environmental issues in Leicester City. I am chair of trustees at the Attenborough Learning Trust in Leicester City (a multi-academy trust of 4 primaries). I have a real passion for engaging students in real life challenges around climate change and the environment by ensuring schools are able to offer quality teaching and learning in these areas.
My role is to support schools in Leicester to develop their sustainable ethos. If you would like your school to work with me, which I hope you do, please drop me an email or give me a call.
Amy, Project Officer
I am a recent graduate (BSc) in Environmental Science with The Open University. Prior to joining LCC, I completed placements at the Field Studies Council and an ecological surveying company, giving me a good knowledge of biodiversity and habitats. I am also a trustee and volunteer at an environmental education charity that focuses on sustainable living. With a background in catering, I am is also passionate about tasty and sustainable food.
I am looking forward to working alongside Lee to educate and inspire the younger generation of Leicester.
Marc, Eco-Schools Education Officer
I am a former geography teacher, working for 16 years at schools in Birmingham, London and most recently Warwickshire, where I was also Key Stage 3 co-ordinator for Geography. I have a Masters in Education and I am currently studying for an MSc in Wildlife and Conservation Management on a part time basis.
I also work for Forestry England, initially this was as a volunteer where I shadowed a Community Ranger, but now in a part time position, where I manage visitors, maintain trails, and work with volunteers at a site in the National Forest.
I work Wednesdays and Fridays for Leicester City Council as an Eco-schools Education Officer, where I will mainly be supporting schools to move through the Bronze, Silver and Green Flag Eco-Schools awards. I look forward to working with the staff and young people of schools in Leicester.
Marc Tench, Eco-Schools Education Officer
Phone: 0116 454 6746
Hollie, Graduate Project Officer
I graduated in Animal Conservation Science (BSc) from the University of Cumbria in July 2020. During that time, I learned a lot about the roles of animals as part of wider ecosystems in the UK and across the world. I also spent one year on placement volunteering as a researcher at a zoo, where I helped to educate visitors of all ages about animals and the conservation issues they are facing. With a particular love for insects and birds, I am interested in small and overlooked habitats and the ways that they can be transformed into havens for our native wildlife.
I am very excited to work alongside the team as a graduate project officer! I hope to help engage the next generation around sustainability and conservation and see the real effects of projects on the environment in Leicester.
Hollie Campbell, Graduate Project Officer
Phone: 0116 454 4048
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