May 10, 2015
Children from five schools across Plymouth descended on Wembury Beach for a day packed full of marine activities recently.
The day was organised as part of a joint initiative between Devon Wildlife Trust and Western Power Distribution.
The day was part of a Marine Wildlife Champions project which aims to raise awareness and knowledge of the marine environment so that students can take this knowledge back to their schools and positively change the way people behave.
Coral Smith, DWT Marine Education Officer explained: “Our day at Wembury was brilliant fun. Children were able to come face to face with some of our amazing marine life and learn first-hand about the difficult challenges facing the marine environment.”
Tracy Carr, Community Liaison Officer from Western Power Distribution added: “Projects like this can help children encourage adults to take responsible steps when visiting beaches, like taking home their rubbish, especially plastic bags and bottles which have a damaging effect on all our wildlife.”
Note for newsdesks:
• Western Power Distribution (WPD) is the distribution network operator for the Midlands, South West England and South Wales, and is responsible for delivering electricity to approximately 7.8 million customers in the UK.
• WPD is not an electricity supply company and does not bill customers in the UK. Its responsibility is to distribute electricity from the point of generation to homes and businesses.