Special ‘Protecting the Environment’ event to welcome children from every Exmouth primary school

Children from all eight primary schools in Exmouth will attend a special ‘Protecting the Environment’ conference organised by the town council later this month.

‘Doing today what is right for tomorrow’ will be one of the themes of the event, which will be staged at Ocean on Wednesday, September 25.

Mayor Steve Gazzard came up with the idea after he was impressed with youngsters’ environmental efforts on a visit to Marpool Primary School.

Exmouth Town Council has teamed up with a number of organisations to ask pupils to think about how we can all be more green-minded.

A number of workshops will be held on the day.

“This is shaping up to be fantastic conference,” said Councillor Gazzard.

“I first came up with the idea after my visit with the children at Marpool school.

“I was very impressed by their enthusiasm and the many great ideas they had to help reduce plastic waste, promote wildlife and generally how best to look after our local environment.

“I would like to thank the many organisations who are helping us to deliver this amazing conference as well Ocean for allowing us to use the venue and Dartline for helping us transport the children to and from school.”

Children will be attending workshops to learn about the ‘three Rs’- reuse, reduce and recycle.

They will also be creating and protecting wildlife areas and dealing with challenges we face today.

Pollination, pollution and its effects, including where we fit in the food chain, will also be topics explored.

Climate impacts, learning from the past, and making a difference for the future are also on the agenda.

At the end of the sessions, children will be asked about what they have learnt.

They will also be invited to pledge one small change which will help protect our environment.

Justin Moore, manager at Ocean, said: “We’re delighted that Ocean could be home to this workshop for our local schoolchildren working with the town council and our community to raise awareness of the issues we face every day.”

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