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Pupils Discover Junk Isn't Always Rubbish

SCHOOL CHILDREN from all four corners of the county were at Eden last week for the first Education for Sustainability conference in Cornwall.

The one day event was organised by Cornwall Learning, which offers a wide range of services and support for schools in the county as part of Cornwall Council.

The aim was to give schools the chance to come together and talk about sustainability, including workshops run by the Eden Project education team and Cornwall Outdoors.

Children also got the chance to participate in Weapons of Sound drumming sessions, which uses waste 'instruments' to produce sound proving that junk isn't always junk.

Schools have a special role to play in preparing young people for the future, building sustainable development into everyone's learning and empowering children to change the environment.

The event was part of the ongoing work undertaken by Cornwall Learning to ensure all children in Cornish schools are learning about their environment.

Vicki Rigby, primary advisor for sustainability said: "We are very excited about schools taking part in this event. It is the beginning of Cornwall Learning's role in supporting schools to ensure that sustainability is a key context for 21st century learning."

Schools involved were: Bodmin College, Brannel School, Cape Cornwall School, Falmouth Community School, Fowey Community College, Penryn College, Pool School and Community College, Treviglas Community College, Carrick PRU, Antony CE VA School, Archbishop Benson CE Primary School, Bishop Cornish School, Boskenwyn Community Primary School, Camborne Nursery School, Connor Downs Primary School, Delabole Community Primary School, Gorran School, Kennall Vale School, King Charles Primary School, Landulph School, Lanlivery Community Primary School, Lewannick Community Primary School, Mithian School, Mullion Community Primary School, North Petherwin Primary School, Pendeen School, Perranporth Community Primary School, Polperro Community Primary School, Probus Community Primary School, South Petherwin Community Primary School, St Agnes School, St Breock Primary School, St Columb Minor School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School Bodmin, St Mary's Catholic Primary School Falmouth, St Mawes Community Primary School, St Merryn School, St Petroc's CE VA Primary School, St Stephens (Saltash) Community Primary School, Tregadillet Community Primary School, Upton Cross Primary School, Veryan CE School, Wendron CE Primary School and Werrington School.

LINK TO EVENING HERALD WEBSITE - ORIGINAL STORY: http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/Pupils-discover-junk-isn-t-rubbish/article-1179581-detail/article.html

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