The education team planned and delivered an ‘Eco Summit’ for primary pupils from across Devon in May 2016. The event was funded by Ernest Cook Trust and Devon County Council and included a range of environmental workshops and activities both inside and outdoors.
The Summit was opened by well-known naturalist Nick Baker, and included opportunities for schools to network and share unique ideas for protecting and caring for the environment.
Pupils and their schools were supported to further their ideas via follow-up visits by the education team after the Eco Summit.
“Thanks for a brilliant and inspiring day.” “Everything was fantastic – a good mix of workshops.”Quotes from teachers who attended the Eco Summit
Our objective was to:
Following an inspiring speech from Nick Baker, schools were invited to present and share their own ideas and good practices about how they connect to nature and protect/enhance our natural environment.
Pupils then took part in a range of engaging, hands-on workshops followed by a closing speech and exciting prize-winning raffle.
In order to maintain momentum, every school was offered a follow-up visit to review ideas and progress since the Eco Summit and help plan further actions.