River of Hope is an arts-based learning project linking schools around the world through the study of rivers and environmental issues.

River of Hope uses environmental learning and creative arts practice to help young people express their concerns about the climate crisis.  

River of Hope gives young people the amazing opportunity of creating artworks under the guidance of inspirational professional artists. The project benefits teachers too, providing them with access to a host of online resources aimed at encouraging them to include climate change topics within their curriculum teaching.

River of Hope artworks will be produced as flag installations which will be shown at major national festivals as well as being part of an online gallery.

From 2023 to 2025, River of Hope will be applied in 5 UK regions: Leeds, Newham (London), Tees Valley, Norfolk and Plymouth, and also in France (Rouen) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa & Arba Minch). 

Rivers of Hope is being implemented in Ethiopia in partnership with Totally Thames