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The 5th E.Y.E. Project Eco-Summit

Mon 14 May 2012

Two hundred eco-warriors from eighteen local schools took part in the 5th annual E.Y.E. (Eco, Young and Engaged) Project Eco-Summit which was recently hosted by Worthing High School. The pupils, ranging in age from 7 to 17 years, were able to share their own school’s ‘green’ work as well as participate in a day full of workshops focused on environmental and sustainability-based themes.

Tim Loughton M.P. founder and patron of the E.Y.E. Project led the day. Cooking with locally sourced ingredients, creating musical instruments and music from junk, caring for our oceans with Ed the Bear, linking with a Fairtrade cotton factory in Mauritius, and learning how to be ‘waterwise’, were just a few of the 14 exciting and creative learning opportunities available on the day.

The national organisation ‘Wastebusters’ supported the event leading a presentation to all of the attendees in which their characters Buster and Pong reinforced how everyone can work to waste less and to recycle what can not be reused when ever they can, so sending less to landfill. Polly Wise, chairperson of the E.Y.E. Project and Eco-School’s Coordinator at Thomas A Becket Middle School said “the E.Y.E. Project continues to grow locally, we now have 30 local schools from across Worthing and Adur district registered, 18 of whom took part in the day.

This was our biggest event yet.” “The day bought together many individuals, groups and organisations who supported the event either as workshop leaders or stand holders and this enabled schools to form links with which to work with in the future. We thank them all for their support. We also thank Worthing High School for hosting the event again.” The E.Y.E. Project has recently redeveloped its website so enabling its registered schools to showcase and share their work.