Eco Conference 2015

30th June 2015

Eight children from our Eco Committee represented Finstall at the Eco Conference at Bishops Wood today. The children played the part of 'Eco Detectives' investigating a recent environmental crime. 

They interviewed people playing the part of local people involved. These included the Environment Agency, local residents, Wildlife Protection Officer and the Bishops Wood Centre Manager. Next the children investigated the evidence that had been found. They found evidence of fly tipping, pesticides and invasive species of shrimp in the water. They worked with real representatives from the Environment Agency to test the water from the pond for oxygen level and possible pollutants. 

Later in the day the children found out about other types of pollution and created campaign posters. They also met with Eco Committees from lots of different schools to share good ideas.