CHILDREN from a school in St Ives have taken part in an educational trip to help them understand the basics of littering and protecting the marine ecosystem.

St Ives Junior School students took part in the trip which is being run by motor organisation Hyundai and the charity Healthy Seas initiative to educate them on the importance of recycling and protecting marine life.

The trip included a beach clean followed by an art workshop in the Tate St Ives.

Falmouth Packet: The children took part in a beach clean The children took part in a beach clean (Image: Supplied)Hyundai and Healthy Seas organised the trip after research revealed that 67 per cent of children admit to being worried about the future of the planet, from an educational point of view. However, despite this, only two-fifths fully understand what global warming is.

The trip marks the highly anticipated start of the second year of the Great British School Trip programme which helps to educate children and promotes learning outside of the classroom environment.


The Great British School Trip has been shaped around Hyundai’s vision for the future, Progress for Humanity. Focusing on how connections and collaboration can help accelerate progress and innovation. The programme will support the curriculum by covering important subjects such as art, maths and STEM as well as being centred around four themes: 'Imagination and Curiosity', 'People and the Planet', 'Journeys and Adventures' and 'Breakthroughs and Discoveries'.

Falmouth Packet: As well as a beach clean, the pupils were taught about topics such as ghost fishing As well as a beach clean, the pupils were taught about topics such as ghost fishing (Image: Supplied)Ashley Andrew, president, of Hyundai Motor UK, said: “I’m extremely proud to officially announce that Hyundai’s Great British School Trip programme will be taking place for a second year this September, as we help even more children across the country attend school trips.”

We're proud of our partnership with Healthy Seas to bolster our commitment to developing emission-free mobility solutions. With Healthy Seas’ expertise in protecting marine ecosystems, we share a vision for making the world a better place for future generations.

“It’s imperative that we teach this information to the next generation, and what better way to learn than to get out and see the good work that charities are doing first-hand.”