The United Nations celebrates World Oceans Day every year on the 8th of June. This date was first declared World Oceans Day back in 1992, following the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro.
Civil society, science centres, research institutions, Non-Governmental Organisations, businesses, communities and governments all around the world mobilize and encourage millions of people to take part in local and global events that celebrate our wonderful oceans and inspire us all to protect this precious natural resource.
Renewi, working in partnership with Wakefield Council and alongside Engie Catering Services, has teamed up to create a range of resources to be used by schools and the public across the district.
These include a short video lesson about plastic pollution, a 10 minute ocean inspired craft and the launch of a competition to create a sea creature from plastic rubbish. All entries will be displayed in The Ridings Shopping centre in Wakefield Centre, and a winner will be announced on 12th July.
The winning school will get an all-expenses paid trip to the Renewi Education Centre in South Kirkby as well as a range of other prizes still to be announced.
The brief for the competition can be found in the files section of our resource page https://renewiwakefield.co.uk/resources/ and links to the lesson and craft video are below.
The competition is open to all primary education providers in the Wakefield district.
To learn more visit the UN’s dedicated World Oceans Day website https://unworldoceansday.org