Falmouth Marine School students celebrated the recent announcement that Falmouth has been voted the best coastal town in the Great British High Street awards.
Rhea Walters commented: “What a great achievement for Falmouth. I moved here to study because it looked like such a lovely place and where better to study Marine Science than here. The wildlife on the doorstep is incredible; I have seen Dolphins, Seals, Seahorses and a Minke Whale, to name a few.
Marine Science student Meg Hayward-Smith set up Falmouth first Marine Conservation group. She commented: “This is fantastic news for Falmouth. The award is based on collaboration and I can say from personal experience of setting up the Marine Conservation group that that is definitely the case.”
Meg continued: “Falmouth is a beautiful area and has rich marine biodiversity which people come from far and wide to visit. With an increasing amount people visiting and living in the area it’s a great opportunity to promote marine conservation and with this award, I am hoping to gain even more support for the initiative.”
Marine Science students regularly participate in survey work on and around the Falmouth coast. Student Jonas Clay said: “Studying Marine Science in Falmouth provides a fantastic opportunity to gain field experience, without having to travel miles. It’s a perfect learning experience, using the outside classroom that hosts a huge range of ecosystems; there really is no better place to study Marine Science in the UK.”
If you would like to study in the UKs best coastal town then visit www.falmouthmarineschool.ac.uk or call 01326310310.