Year 4 pupils from Bromsgrove Prep School celebrated World Oceans Day on 8 June. Children were shocked to learn how polluted our oceans are, the effect this has on sea creatures and what they can do to help.
Using recycled plastic material, the pupils used their creative talents to make plastic bottle fish artwork. Mrs Gemma Billig, Year 4 teacher at the School said “The children were inspired by how much ocean exploration could develop in their lifetime; maybe we have some future marine biologists and oceanographers in our midst”.
Children at the Nursery also enjoyed learning about the importance of our oceans and how to protect them. Celebrated on 8 June each year, the idea for World Oceans Day was originally proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit on Environment and Development by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development and the Ocean Institute of Canada.
Each year an increasing number of countries and organisations mark 8 June as an opportunity to celebrate the world’s ocean.