Reception to launch the Eden Project Queen’s Green Canopy Project

Staff and pupils of the Coastal Schools Partnership attended a reception at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne where Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the world famous Eden Project, launched his exciting plans to develop the Jubilee Way as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project to mark her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Only last week Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of Eden Project, was in town to discuss a new environmental initiative he is keen to bring to Eastbourne. Working closely with the Partnership, Sir Tim has ambitious plans to make Eastbourne a renowned centre where young and old can re-connect with their natural environment, taking advantage of the unique combination of downland, coast, woods and marshes around the town.

The reception was hosted by Lord and Lady Lucas, and other speakers included Dr William Bird, the founder of the national Beat the Street initiative which encourages young people to take to the streets in a fun way. A number of Partnership schools already take part in this every September, and we look forward to other schools getting involved

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