Year 5 Eco-summit

Only flush the three Ps – pee, poo and paper was the message from Southern Water at an annual schools eco-summit.

The Worthing-based company was among several organisations which held workshops at the 7th Worthing & Adur EYE (Eco, Young and Engaged) Project Eco-Summit, this year held at the Shoreham Academy.

Southern Water’s workshop was about water efficiency and also focussed on the company’s Pain in the Drain message, which encourages people not to pour fat down the drain or flush wet wipes down the toilet.  Doing so causes 75 per cent of sewer blockages, which can lead to flooding and pollution.

Pupils from St Philip’s Catholic Primary School helped demonstrate the strength of wet wipes – which do not disintegrate in water – by having a tug of war competition with Southern Water’s mascot Mrs Bin-It.

 Southern Water’s Helen Sparkes who organised the workshops, said: “The eco-summit is a great way of engaging young people through practical workshops. I was impressed with their knowledge and enthusiasm and they really took on board our water efficiency and Pain in the Drain messages.”

 Yr5ecodayThe EYE project, founded by Shoreham and East Worthing MP Tim Loughton, encourages young people to make a difference and help the environment.

Its annual eco-summit welcomed about 12 schools to a series of interactive workshops