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Young Enterprise grows Norfolk students’ eco-skills

A new initiative designed to give Norfolk’s young people essential skills to compete in the green economy of the future takes place later this month.

More than 40 students from seven Norfolk schools and colleges will learn about water management and carbon reduction during a three day Water and Enterprise residential course, organised by Norfolk County Council in partnership with the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Students at the event at Holt Hall Environmental and Outdoor Learning Centre from 17 to 19 February will also get the opportunity to develop essential team building, leadership and mentoring skills.

Young people in years nine to 13 at Open Academy (Norwich), Dereham 6th Form, Reepham College, Flegg High School Academy, Framingham Earl High School, Downham Market High and College and The Hewett School in Norwich, will join pupils from Randaberg school in Stravanger, Norway, and eight UEA undergraduates taking part in this collaborative programme designed to highlight the benefits of resource efficiency and develop cooperation.

Activities include a master class from Declan Conway, Professor of Water Resources and Climate Change at UEA, as well as workshops run by the County Council, Anglian Water, The National Trust and the national charities Sustainability and Environmental Education and Young Enterprise. Young Enterprise will focus on showing students how to set up their own company at their school using their eco-skills and experiences. Read full story