Sutton on Sea pupils given flood risk talk

PUPILS from Sutton on Sea Primary School were given a special talk about flood risk by a member of the Environment Agency’s Lincshore project team.

Ellie Mitchell visited the school to educate the children on what can be done to reduce flood risk where they live as well as what is currently being done by the Lincshore project via their beach nourishment scheme.

The pupils, aged 10 and 11 were given a chance to read leaflets on flood risk as well as a special talk before being split into groups to discuss their thoughts.

“The Lincolnshire coast has a good standard of protection against flooding but it is still important that people understand the risks. By talking to children who we hope will then go and speak to their parents and grandparents about what they have learned in school, we are able to get this important message across to all ages,” said the Environment Agency.

The day finished when pupils spoke about flood risk and those with the best answers were given special mugs entitled ‘We’re prepared for coastal flooding, are you?’

Lincshore currently helps reduce the risk of flooding to 30,000 homes and businesses, 19,000 static caravans and 35,000 hectares of land between Mablethorpe and Skegness. This is achieved by pumping 400,000 cubic metres of sand onto the beaches from the sea; the project will finish later this month.