MORE than 4,500 school pupils in Estepona will take part in environmental education activities in an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of the issue.
Workshops will be organised in the schools of the town throughout the year, run by officials from the council’s Environment Department.
They aim to make young people aware of the need to take of the environment, teaching short to medium term solutions to prevent unnecessary harm.
Councillor for Development, Ana Velasco, has commented that the environmental programme is also available to charities and social groups in the locality that are interested.
The scheme intends to provide as many people as possible with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, values and habits necessary to protect and improve our surroundings.
Through the activities, the council officials will promote respect for both natural and urban areas and encourage the sustainable use of natural resources while reducing, reusing and recycling waste.
Schools are welcome to contribute to any topic being taught, as well as choosing the kind of activities they consider appropriate.
Guided trips will also be run to get people out into the province’s natural environment, promoted by the school hiking programme.