COMPASS Participants Learn About the Cornish Coastal Environment

COMPASS programme participants had a great day learning about the Cornish coastal environment in November as part of the practical opportunity days held by our partner Newquay Orchards; funded by the European Social Fund.

Accompanied by Newquay Orchard Change Coach Jenny Rogers the young adults went to Towan Beach where they learnt about marine biology, took part in a litter pick and explored the rockpool ecosystems.

The students met marine-life experts from the Blue Reef Aquarium who brought creatures like star fish onto the beach for the young adults to inspect and learn about in a friendly outdoor environment.

Whilst on Towan Beach participants also worked with Newquay Marine Group whose main aim is to celebrate and protect the marine life of Newquay. The group took them on a litter pick and the students worked together to help make the coastal environment a safer place for marine life.

Newquay Orchard hope that through their practical opportunity days they can teach young people the fulfilment that can be found in caring for their green and blue spaces, as well as developing vital skills such as teamwork, communication, and building confidence in young people.