SAS/ONEILL ACTIVITIES WEEK FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY ‘SWITCHED-ON’ PRIMARY SCHOOLS
STARTS NEXT WEEK!
Some of the country’s most ‘environmentally switched-on’ primary school
children will be receiving an experience of a lifetime next week during a
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) and O’Neill Marine Environment Activities Week
which starts in Falmouth on Monday July 18th.
Based at Falmouth’s National Maritime Museum the activity week will include
an environmental boat trip on the regions fastest R.I.B. (through supporting
sponsor Orca Seafaris) to learn more about Cornwall’s unique marine
environment and the creatures it sustains. There will also be a fun art
based workshop where each class will work on creating an ‘environmentally
protected beach scene’ banner which they can take back to their school at
the end of the day.
The 5 school classes involved in this project have all earnt their places
through hard work during the school year. They have designed a range of
projects that looked to safeguard and protect the marine environment from
pollution. The projects were all really creative and included making thought
provoking sculptures out of litter they collected from beach cleans; writing
informative school magazines and encouraging families to get involved in
recycling projects and writing raps and songs about the damage being done to
the world’s oceans and performing it to their entire school.
As well as SAS campaigners the children will get to meet some of the UK’s
top surfers form the O’Neill team. Top UK surfers Sam Lamiroy, Robyn Davies
and Jake Boex will share their surfing experiences with the children
throughout the week, in particular the roles they play in promoting the
clean seas message. Having experienced both the good, the bad and the
downright ugly of water quality during surf sessions they can often be some
of the first people affected by pollution incidents.
The 5 winning school classes and the days they will be with us in Falmouth
Monday 18th July – Cubert School, near Newquay, Cornwall
Tuesday 19th July – Laira Green School, near Plymouth, Devon
Wednesday 20th July – Devoran School, near Truro, Cornwall
Thursday 21st July – Penzance Junior School, Cornwall
Friday 22nd July – Trevithick Junior School, Camborne, Cornwall
Andy Cummins, SAS Campaigner and Event Organiser says: “We’re really looking
forward to spending a week with these environmentally savvy kids, who have
already shown themselves to be passionate campaigners against water
pollution. We hope they’ll both enjoy and learn from the activities day with
SAS and O’Neill”.
Robyn Davies, The UK’s top woman surfer says: “When we visited the winning
schools to tell them they had won a place on our Environment Activities Week
we were totally amazed by the enthusiasm, passion and energy the kids had
for making an environmental difference. I think it’s going to be a very
rewarding week for both myself, the kids and their teachers”.
For more information please contact Andy Cummins on SAS’s ISDN campaign
line, Tel: 01872 555950 or Mob: 07711 767548.
Notes for Editors:
Photocall’s will be held each day at 9:15am. Please go to the National
Maritime Museum’s Learning Zone room where SAS will be working from. The
National Maritime Museum is based at Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11
The SAS/O’Neill Marine Environment Project fits in with Key Stage 2 of the
national curriculum and was sent to over 1600 primary schools nationwide.
You can see an example of the pack here:
O’Neill, the board riding company have sponsored this project with a £10,000
donation to SAS. This is not the first time O’Neill have been involved in
supporting environmental education as they run a successful schools
education project in the US and parts of Europe.