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“The emphasis of the day was on active learning, with enterprise as an underlying theme. Year 8s did a fantastic job raising awareness of the SAS message through a variety of pupil-led events."

Grants awarded - £618 in 2013, £400 in 2015

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.

2013 - the funding was used to work with the students at Pool Academy in Cornwall to care for the local marine and coastal environment and help the students to develop essential life skills.  The project was delivered using an integrated approach that included education talks, students working in their local communities, beach cleans and student recognition.  The Sea-Changers grant was spent on beach clean materials, transport of students to the beach and the design and print of educational materials.

2015 - This grant helped to train SAS's regional representatives in skills such as:

  • organising a community beach clean
  • delivering an environmental education talk to various audiences
  • working with the local community to protect the coastline
  • recruiting volunteers to take part in environmental activities.   

Outcomes

2013 - 377 students took part - they now have an in-depth knowledge of environmental threats and how they can contribute to cleaner seas and coastlines. All students have the knowledge to care for the Cornish coastline through Think Before You Flush / No butts on the Beach / Fats Oils & Greases Campaigns. All students are confident in talking to the wider community about issues that affect the marine and coastal environment.

2015 -50 Regional Representatives took part.  As well as delivering essential training to the network of volunteers the weekend also acted as a great team building exercise. All the Regional Representatives had the opportunity to meet the SAS Team and the wider network of volunteers. This was a great opportunity for them to share ideas and experiences and form relationships to ensure they have a wider support network in place. 

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