Local Fun for the Global Goals – Student-led Festival Pop-up
In brilliant sunshine on May 7th 40 final year Events Management and Performing Arts students delivered a pop-up events experience for festival-goers, exploring the Sustainable Development Goals as part of Cheltenham Jazz Festival, creating over 800 interactions with visitors including many families and over 250 children completing the experience.
This event was an assessed activity in ‘Event Design and Production’, funded by the University’s Learning Innovation for Tomorrow (LIFT) programme with support from RCE Severn. Students working in teams developed unique interactive pop-ups, choosing 7 of the 17 Global Goals to provide an integrated journey through sustainability ideas and practice, using fun activities such as arts and crafts, mini golf, planting, an immersive ocean plastics experience and treasure trail. Children were given ‘passports’ and encouraged to collect stamps by visiting each of the pop up activities to gain rewards. The event included attention to the resource use and the learning experience for visitors, and was evaluated by 110 adult visitors as well as over 250 children who handed in passports.
LIFT is the University’s capacity building professional support programme to bring transformative, futures-oriented learning for sustainability into curriculum development and learning experiences across the University. Learn more here.