Gobion's already posted about this, but we were invited along to meet all the other Climate Challenge Fund projects by Defra last week. It was a whole day event, with some short workshops on media training and evaluation of communication work. There was also a "speed-dating" session where we were encouraged to go up and talk to anyone and everyone there.
It was quite exhilerating, and also slightly exhausting, meeting so many people all doing such interesting and worthwhile projects. I've been really impressed by how Defra have been encouraging the projects to work together and exchange resources or contact networks. Since there a few projects working in similar areas to us, either making games or working in schools, there's a lot of potential for positive reinforcement, rather than repetition, which might happen if we didn't talk to each other.
I'm now really confident that when we've made our Operation: Climate Control Game, we'll be able to get it out to loads of senior schools throughout England.