Damers First School crowned eco champions

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Affiliated Chamber News:  Dorchester Chamber members Damers First School have been crowned National Surfers Against Sewage Plastic Free School Champion in an awards ceremony in Bristol. This was for all the plastic work they undertook in school, the local community, Plastic Free Dorchester and across the UK.

Edd Moore, teacher and eco-co-ordinator at Damers First School, said: ‘The judging panel were amazed by the work we had produced within the school by embedding sustainability across the school, the children taking their campaign to Westminster to meet Michael Gove and leading the Plastic Free Dorchester campaign.’

An all-star environmental judging panel included Ben Fogle, Hugo Tagholm, chief executive of Surfers Against Sewage, Helen Glover, double Olympic champion, Gillain Burke, BBC Wildlife presenter, Liz Bonnin, Blue Planet Live and Drowning in Plastic Presenter, Lucy Siegle, reporter/presenter on the One Show and Richard Walker chief executive of Iceland.