Students from Adur and Worthing gather for eco summit

Children from the different schools learned about environmental issues on the day
Children from the different schools learned about environmental issues on the day

MORE than 250 pupils from secondary schools across Worthing and Adur gathered for an eco summit.

Davison High School for Girls, in Selborne Road, Worthing, held the Worthing and Adur Eco Summit to enable children to consider various environmental issues and take part in a range of activities.

Held at the end of April, this was the event’s sixth year, after it was initially founded by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton.

The summit was organised by the Eco Young Engaged (EYE) Project and supported by the Southern Co-operative.

EYE project co-ordinator Polly Wise said: “Thanks to the support of The Southern Co-operative, we’ve been able to build on the success of the summit and roll it out to reach more pupils.”

Pupils aged between seven and 16 had a choice of 14 workshops to take part in.

Activities the children took part in included Fairtrade, being water wise, composting, green cleaning, recycling, healthy eating and supporting wildlife.

As part of being their ecological studies, Davison High School for Girls students will aim to make a giant eco-quilt from recycled rubbish to enter into the Wastebusters Sew Sussex competition.

St Andrew’s High School for Boys, in Sackville Road, Worthing, will also be running a workshop to make and test wind turbines.