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Eastover achieve award for helping local coastlines

Eastover School Achieves Award for Helping Local Coastlines 

Pupils and staff of Eastover Primary school are excited to have received an award from the Somerset Wildlife Trust and Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset to recognise their efforts to help wildlife and bathing water quality along the Somerset Coast.   

In September, Eastover Primary school signed up to the Coastal Champions Award, which encourages local schools to make simple changes to the way they run to help make a positive difference to our coastal wildlife, waterways and coastal environments. The award helps schools to embed good practices, such as; nature conservation, sustainable resource use and sound environmental policies into the heart of their school. Thus, helping to create great coastal habitats and beaches that are full of wildlife, free from litter and with clean waters for even the youngest explorers to paddle in. The award has been co-created by Litter Free Coast and Sea Somerset, The Somerset Wildlife Trust and Carymoor Environmental Trust.  

Eastover is one of over 15 schools taking part in the award – and is proving to be very popular with staff and pupils across the county. Tilda Gibbs, Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Coastal Engagement Officer has noticed the positive impact that the award is having on school communities, “Children from Eastover Primary have really embraced the award. It is fantastic to see how they are transforming their passion for protecting our coastal wildlife into meaningful wildlife-friendly actions in their school. Such as, making changes to the school grounds to increase biodiversity, reducing waste, taking part in beach cleans, and connecting with our brilliant coast to promote positive changes.” 

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