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June 8, 1998 - The National Commission for UNESCO has reported some success on the outcome of a field trip organized as part of local observances for World Environmental Day. Approximately 150 students from UNESCO Clubs and the UNESCO Associated Schools Project participated in the activity.

Secretary General of the National Commission for UNESCO is Sherry Alexander-Heinis, says that the main objectives were achieved. The students got first hand exposure to the environment. They were informed on environmental problems, particular the area around the Grande Anse beach, and they were also educated and their awareness increased on the need to preserve the marine environment. Mrs. Heinis says that the greatest disappointment there were no press agents present at the activity. "One of the objectives was to focus media and government attention on the situation at Grande Anse ... that was indeed a disappointment, especially for the school children."

By the end of the day, the students were able to draft a petition, which was presented to Member of Parliament for Babonneau, the Hon. Kenneth John. It is hoped that the petition will be presented to the Cabinet of Ministers for appropriate action.

 

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