Working with Schools

Our AIM

A key aspect of EPIC is to provide a strong and structured educational program for schools to access.  The principles of the program is to provide a free teaching aid that can be incorporated into the national curriculum or used as an additional resource for eco clubs and afterschool activities.

Learn By Doing

To date the project has engaged 4 local schools, 2 primary and 2 secondary who will follow the development of Broadwater Brook over the life of the project and on into the future. These four schools joined us on site prior to construction to see the agricultural field and will be returning to Sompting in September 2019 to see the newly constructed Broadwater Brook to consider the principals of river restoration and management with a final visit May/June 2020 to consider the changes the new system has had on the local environment.

We will be engaging with more schools as the project develops. We are inviting them to participate in the following: 

  • Assemblies
  • Tree care and planting out on site
  • Hedgerow planting and their importance
  • Yellow fish – only water down the drain campaign
  • Urban wildlife – “My Nature Watch” cameras.

This is a fluid area of the project that will be continually developed as more ideas and opportunities arise. Resources will be continually added to this site as and when they have been completed.