Small Footsteps – Interfaith Environmental Education for 8-12s

Footsteps is Birmingham’s interfaith climate and environmental action group and part of the Birmingham Council of Faiths.  Since its formation in 2015 Footsteps has been involved in over 100 events and activities with faith and values, Earth care, community, encouragement and working with young people as the main themes running through Footsteps’ work.

Small Footsteps is Footsteps’ interfaith environmental programme for young people aged 8 – 12. Since 2016, the programme has been run in several modes, developing from experience each time.  You can see a video made at Small Footsteps 2017 here that shows the activities involved and highlights the benefits of interfaith working.

Now Footsteps is looking to review its Small Footsteps activities through the eyes of somebody with experience of running similar activities for youngsters in other contexts.  With funding support from St Peter’s Saltley Trust, Footsteps is seeking a freelancer to:

  • consult on the current strengths and weaknesses of the programme;
  • explore how core values involving faith, Earth care, spirituality and humanism can be incorporated in Small Footsteps activities.
  • prepare a report with recommendations for taking the project forward;
  • design and facilitate a stakeholder workshop to test and share the results from the review.

Footsteps hopes the review will identify ways forward for Small Footsteps that build on our strengths and experience with new partners and ideas.

Footsteps is offering £1,400 remuneration for this work, the deadline for expressions of interest is 22nd April.    More details are on the Footsteps website here.

(Picture: Small Footsteps, 2017)