Our 2022 CVQO Westminster Award Cornwall expedition kicks off in late July and we are so excited about what’s in store for our finalists. We’ve expanded on the 2021 expedition and packed even more into a trip that will see the team working on projects that directly address some of the biggest issues facing our planet.
Very briefly, this is what our young people will be getting up to in Cornwall (minus a few surprises of course!)
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
We will be finding out a little more about Cornwall Wildlife Trust and the work they do in the county. After that, we will be taking part in marine surveys, conservation work and some snorkelling training, before taking a boat trip to one of Cornwall’s spectacular wildlife spots.
The Eden Project
We will be working on a project involving rainforests and measuring the carbon output of trees, along with lots of discussion about what we can do to make a difference regarding climate change.
During our time with ShelterBox, a worldwide humanitarian aid organisation, we will be taking part in some training that’s designed to give our team an idea of what displaced people go through in countries that have been hit by disaster or conflict.
Surfers Against Sewage
We will be taking part in an ocean awareness course with Surfers Against Sewage to help raise awareness of pollution in the seas and how we can make a positive impact.
The Wave Project
We will be volunteering with The Wave Project as surf mentors to help them deliver their programmes to as many young people as possible in Cornwall. The charity delivers surf therapy to help young people overcome mental health challenges.
The National Trust
At the National Trust’s Trelissick site, we will be helping the team with some conservation projects that are vital to the local ecosystem.
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