Beach Schools South West and South West Water Team up to Stop Beach Tragedies
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Award-winning outdoor learning company Beach Schools South West have teamed up with South West Water to help promote clean water, conservation and seaside safety to youngsters in the region this winter.
The Exeter-based water company is adding its weight to a new pilot education project which will see children being taught – both on the beach and in schools – about taking care not only of themselves but also the life cycle of water and how to keep it clean.
The project will form part of free winter time school sessions whereby Beach Schools South West are offering to go into schools to give children talks on how to stay safe on the beach.
Tess Stuber, Director of Beach Schools South West, said: “We are delighted to have such a prestigious and influential company as South West Water back our passion to teach on the beach – and teach about the beach.
“Beaches are a year-round outdoor classroom and we want children to not only access and understand the world around them but also to stay safe there. That’s why we are offering free sessions to schools this winter. Last summer saw some truly awful tragedies around the UK’s shoreline and we are trying to help to stop that happening again.”
“Last summer saw some truly awful tragedies around the UK’s shoreline and we are trying to help to stop that happening again.” – Tess Stuber, Director: Beach Schools South West
As part of the safety talks, children will also hear how to look after the water and how doing that can start at home. South West Water’s ‘Love your Loo’ campaign teaches them about only flushing the three ‘Ps’ (pee, paper and poo).
Alan Hyde, Head of Communications at South West Water, said: “We’re so lucky here in the South West to have some of the finest beaches in the world and South West Water is committed to helping them stay that way. Everyone can play a part in that by being careful about what they flush or wash down the sink…Linking up with Beach Schools South West is a great way to get that message across to children while they are also learning about safety and – of course – having fun outdoors.”
Beach Schools South West is an award-winning Community Interest Company dedicated to teaching children curriculum-linked learning on the beach.