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Teaching kids eco message
11:00am Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
ANDOVER environmental campaigner Manuela Wahnon shared her ecomessage with children at Andover Leisure Centre’s Camp Valley holiday club.
Manuela encouraged children to do their bit to keep the town tidy in a fun-filled talk to around 30 children on the importance of throwing rubbish in bins, and gave each child a prize for their enthusiasm.
Gifts were donated by the Sue Ryder shop in Tidworth, and were presented to children for answering questions on green issues correctly and imaginatively.
Manuela’s presentation also helped the children understand the effects litter has on local wildlife, including fish and birds.
Manuela said: “It is a joy to reach out to children, and get the message across in a unique but fun way.
“I’m constantly amazed at how well informed they all are about environmental issues, and found that I learnt as much from them as they did from me!”
The presentation ended with the biggest prizes for the hardest questions being dished out by Test Valley council leader Ian Carr and Valley Leisure chief executive Kevin Paterson.
Kevin said: “It is a delight to have Manuela visit us and share her passion with Camp Valley.
“The children love to listen to her, and it is clear that they learnt a lot.”
Camp Valley Holiday Club and Explore Outdoor run until 3 September.
Call Andover Leisure Centre on 01264 347100.
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