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The Littlehampton Academy Eco-Summit 2013

Tue 1 Oct 2013

100 pupils from 10 primary schools across Littlehampton, Lyminster, Rustington, Arundel and Climping took part in our Eco-Summit event hosted by The Littlehampton Academy. This was our first event outside of the Worthing and Adur area.

Emma Neno, Mayor of Littlehampton, and Tim Loughton M.P., Patron of the E.Y.E. Project, opened the event.

The 100 pupils, all in Year 5 and 6, spent the day taking part in a variety of workshops including making bird feeders, composting, making music from rubbish and recycled materials, then importance of Fairtrade and what it means, caring for our seas and oceans and much more.

They also had an opportunity to learn about the work that is being undertaken in the Amazon Rainforest by a local environmentalist, Nicola Peel. Nicola continues to work with the indigenous people of the Amazon to help them overcome the water pollution problems that they face as a result of large oil companies drilling in the Amazon Basin.

Sara Hopkins, Community Liaison Manager for The Littlehampton Academy, ‘It’s been an eye-opening day. We are very proud to have hosted the Eco-Summit at the Academy’.

Throughout the day pupils and staff left messages on the Eco-Tree. Here are some of them:

‘I know more stuff about Fairtrade now so I will buy more Fairtrade.’

‘I really enjoyed the marine life workshop because I love sea creatures and animals. I’ve had an ace day, thank you.’

‘I never knew we had loads of species in the seas in Sussex.’

‘All the things that you can do to help nature really cheered me up.’

‘I learnt how much water we use and how you can save it’.

‘I learnt that it is great to make lots of things from rubbish’.

‘Quality workshops run by inspirational people, loved by the students.’