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Longcause Community Special School Learning for Life

Marine Champions

Wembury Marine Life Centre located at Wembury beach in Devon has a very active centre with staff who teach all about Marine Life.
Conservation is a keen topic and they wanted to alert everyone to the importance of caring for the sea, and what we can do to protect its future.

In the spring  they initiated the 'Marine Champions Project' and wanted to find ten schools in the Plymouth and surrounding areas who could be 'ambassadors' for them. They were looking for ten pupils from each school to take part.

Coral Smith from Wembury came into school and shared her ideas with all pupils in the upper school. Ten pupils volunteered and we spent a great day on the beach learning about the sea and what we could do to ensure a healthy future.
Our ten 'champions' then went back to school and started work on a collage to share with the other schools in June.
We were taken on a V.I.P. tour of Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium and then gave our talk about pollution to pupils, teachers, M.P's and the mayor of Plymouth.
Longcause pupils did extremely well and were said to have given an excellent presentation.

Coral is running the project again next year and has asked us to become involved.
We are looking forward to the challenge again and recruiting some new ambassadors.
Picture 1 wembury beach
Picture 2 checking the rock pools for sea creatures
Picture 3 seeing how clean the river is
Picture 4 identifying microscopic marine creatures
Picture 5 listening for marine life
Picture 6 wembury rock investigations