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2015 Grant awarded - £400

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is delighted to have been awarded a grant from Sea-Changers to deliver a training weekend for our network of Regional Representatives throughout the UK. Our network of Regional Representatives is vital to our work; they work tirelessly in their local communities to care for the coastal environment.

This grant will help us to train our network of regional representatives in a number of skills that will help them to become even more effective in their community, these include:

  •  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

As well as delivering essential training to our network of volunteers the weekend will also act as a great team building exercise. All of our Regional Representatives will have the opportunity to meet the SAS Team and the wider network of volunteers. This is a great opportunity for them to share ideas and experiences and form relationships  to ensure they have a wider support network in place.

 

 

2013 Grant awarded - £618

The SWAMP project was developed with the input of students from Pool Academy in Cornwall. The project, devised with input from students, involves: educational talks about the marine environment, student engagement with their local communities and student beach cleans, culminating in students receiving 'Coastal Guardian' awards. Initially students were tasked with naming the project and decided on SWAMP (Students Working Against Marine Pollution). Following on from this they came up with the idea of working in their local area to engage with the wider community and pass on knowledge to older generations.

The project has 4 stages:   

    1. Environmental education talk - Students given tools to work in local community
    2. Students engage with local community - Students work in their local community to educate older generations about coastal environmental issues.
    3. Student beach clean - Students taken to a local beach to participate in a beach clean
    4. Student recognition - All students receive a “coastal environmental guardian” certificate

Initially SAS will deliver our environmental education talk to students. As part of the education talk we will give the students the knowledge and tools to work in their local areas to ensure that the wider community helps to protect the coastline. Following on from the school talk & students working in their local community we will take the students to a beach in Cornwall to participate
in a beach clean. Finally every student will receive a “coastal environmental guardian” certificate to ensure they are recognised for their work.

 

 

 

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