On the 12th of June 2023, 90 pupils from Withycombe Raleigh primary school made their way to Exmouth beach to learn about waste in our oceans. Workshops were organised by Resource Futures and Devon County Council Waste Educators. The day included 3 workshops on: litter picking, sustainable fishing and news reporting.
Litter picking workshop
Led by Sally from Resource Futures, they picked up 4 bags full of rubbish!
Sustainable fishing workshop
Alex, from Resource Futures, created awareness about overfishing and sustainable fishing methods.
Alex ‘Withycombe Raleigh school were very engaged. They learnt a lot with many take-home messages. It was a real privilege to teach them’
The sustainable fishing game was all the rage!
News report workshop
Hannah, from Resource Futures, gave insights into how much plastic goes into our oceans. Information the children used to create their own breaking news report on the dangers of plastic in our seas.
Father and son at litter picking.
Parent: ‘my favourite was the news report workshop, quite shocking to hear how much plastic is wasted in our seas. A lorry’s worth every minute’
His son: ‘my favourite activity was the litter picking as it felt good to stop plastic from harming the animals’
Teacher Sam getting involved in the sustainable fishing game.
Sam: ‘I was very surprised how much rubbish they found. Today made a real difference’
Schools can book beach workshops at https://zone.recycledevon.org/portfolio-item/beach-days/