Eco-friendly parents stuck for things to do with their children and teachers looking for extra activities, will be pleased to hear that they can now help them learn about how they can protect our oceans, beaches and wildlife thanks to some new resources created by LOVEmyBEACH, the environmental campaigning project from the Turning Tides Partnership.
As part of the WOOP! (Wipe Out Ocean Plastic) campaign, LOVEmyBEACH has designed a FREE home schooling resource and teacher-led classroom or remote learning session for teenagers. Itshows them how single use plastic items such as wet wipes, period care products and PPE can impact on marine life and habitats.
Youngsters will get to meet LOVEmyBEACH Officers Emily and Anya, who talk them through the topic from the beach and guide them on how they can take action to prevent plastic entering our sewage system, causing blockages and ending up on our beaches, harming the environment and wildlife.
Emily, the Beach Care Officer for Fylde, says: “We had so much fun creating this resource for young people, teachers and parents who are concerned about the environment and who want to protect our beaches and wildlife from plastic pollution.
Even though we are all stuck at home and feel far away from the beach, there are still lots of positive actions people can take to protect it.”
The resources are available now to download for free from the LOVEmyBEACH website and can be used to highlight the environmental impact of domestic single-use plastic, while also helping them with their school curriculum, as they are suitable for classes within Geography and PHSE curriculums.
Anya, Morecambe and Cumbria’s LOVEmyBEACH Officer, says: “Our brilliant new resource is packed full of information and it will help inspire and empower young people to take positive action on plastics.
“Home schooling can be tricky and dull. So we have created something fun and engaging, which compliments the work done in their curriculum while also giving them the tools to help prevent plastic pollution along the coast, so it’s a win-win!”
For more information and to download the resource, please visit: www.lovemybeach.org/resources