Abu Dhabi school pupils to benefit from environmental programme

An environmental education programme for Abu Dhabi schools will continue after an agreement between Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Shell Abu Dhabi.

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ABU DHABI // School pupils can continue to take part in the Enviro-Spellathon, an environmental education programme for Abu Dhabi schools, under a renewed partnership between Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi and Shell Abu Dhabi.

The programme was launched in 2000 and targets children aged between 4 and 13, encouraging them to develop environmentally friendly attitudes.

In order to make sure the message has gotten through, EAD distributes books to schools and pupils are tested on their knowledge at the end of the year. More than one million kids and young teens were involved last year, said EAD.

“The Enviro-Spellathon programme has attracted nearly 1.4 million students across 92 per cent of the schools in Abu Dhabi last year,” said Razan Al Mubarak, the agency’s secretary general.

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