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First hand experience: what matters to children

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First hand experience:
what matters to children

Where is the conference?
The conference will be held at The Eden Project, Bodelva, St. Austell, Cornwall Pl24 2SG
It will take place in the newly opened Education Centre, known as The Core, about which Tim Smit recently said, ‘This building is a cathedral and it moves you and fills you with awe.’
Some workshops will offer the opportunity to explore in the landscape at Eden.

Where is Eden?
Eden is just east of St. Austell, the major clay mining town. It is 30 miles west of Plymouth and 15 miles west of Bodmin. 50 miles further west is Lands End.

What public transport links are there?
The nearest main railway station is St. Austell. For further information contact national rail enquiries on 08457 484950 or

Ryanair flights leave daily for Newquay from Stansted. For further information visit

There are bus links from St Austell railway station meeting the trains and a bus service from Newquay airport and railway station. For further information contact the local company Truronian on 01872 273453 or and National Travel Line on O8706 082608 or

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