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Eco Summit for Chichester Schools at The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Preparations for the first ever E.Y.E. Project Eco Summit in the Chichester area are in full swing following a 9th successful Eco Summit in Worthing in June. The event will take place on Monday 26th September.

So far 7 Primary and Secondary schools from the Chichester area have booked places at the event which this year will take place at The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum.

Workshops will cover a range of environmental and sustainability topics such as: Ocean & Climate, Water, Energy, Biodiversity, Food production, Food miles, Global Citizenship, and Growing. There will also be a Key Note Speech on Waste from WSCC Waste Prevention team.

The Workshop leaders taking part in the day are:

  • The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum whose workshop will be Food Production - Field & Mill to the plate
  • The Southern Co-operative whose workshop will be Explore the food on your doorstep
  • Chichester Harbour Conservancy whose workshop will be The Chichester Harbour Habitat Challenge
  • Steve Savage, Environmental Educator whose workshop will be The One Ocean Project
  • Your Energy Sussex/Sussex Green Living whose workshop will be Energy Matters
  • The Body Shop whose workshop will be A day in the life of...
  • Transition Chichester whose workshop will be Grow Your Own
  • Staunton Park / Portsmouth Water whose workshop will be Water is Life

Each pupil will get to attend three different workshop sessions during the course of the day.

There are  20 places remaining at the Eco Summit. If your school is interested in taking part in the day please contact the Project Officer Clare Sutton on 01903 237864 x 242 or email









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Whilst in the very early stages of planning we are pleased to announce The E.Y.E. Project's first Eco Summit for Chichester Schools. This year the Chichester area Eco Summit will take place at The Weald and Downland Open Air Museum.

We would like to thank the Weald & Downland museum for offering to host our first event for schools around the Chichester area. This will be an exciting opportunity for attending schools to visit the museum which provides an inspiring learning environment, and be part of our first eco summit in the area which provides an opportunity for the young people from local schools to come together and learn about environmental matters through fun and educational activities. There will be a range of workshops on the day covering a variety of environmental and sustainability themes. The Weald & Downland Open Air Museum will indeed be one of these workshops.

The event will start and finish in the Museum’s award-winning Downland Gridshell Building which was the first timber gridshell building to be constructed in the UK. It is regarded as an iconic building and both architects and other interested visitors travel from across the UK (and further afield) to view this unique example of the technique.

Workshops will be run from a number of their historic buildings.

If you are a Chichester School interested in attending the event, or a environmental educator / local organisation interested in running a workshop at this event, please contact the Project Officer Clare Sutton on 01903 237864 x 242 or email

Further details of this event will be added in due course.