Primary school pupils from Littlehampton and Arundel took part in an annual eco-summit on Thursday.
The Littlehampton Academy hosted the event, organised by The E.Y.E. Project for 125 pupils.
There was a variety of workshops on environmental and sustainability themes, provided by organisations including The Body Shop, Worthing Homes, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Farming and Countryside Education, Southern Water and Wastebuster.
Clare Sutton, project officer, said: “Pupils were able to connect with important environment and sustainability issues in fun and interactive ways by creating, planting, processing crops to create bread rolls, fire-lighting, games, quizzes and role play.”
The E.Y.E. Project was established in 2008 by East Worthing and Shoreham MP Tim Loughton, with the aim of bringing schools together to focus on caring for the planet.
It also provided an opportunity for young people to learn more about environmental matters through the fun and educational activities available at annual eco-summit events.
Over the years, the project has expanded beyond the Worthing and Adur area. This was the third year for the Littlehampton Eco-Summit and in September, the first Chichester Eco-Summit will be held at the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in Singleton.
The ninth annual Worthing and Adur Eco-Summit will take place in June, hosted by Davison CE High School in Worthing. It will involve around 250 pupils from schools and focus on the theme, climate change.
Mr Loughton said: “It has been fantastic to see the enthusiasm of schools across West Sussex to engage with putting concern for the environment at the heart of everything we do.”
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