More than 300 school children have been learning about the marine environment at the Ecover Schools Blue Mile event in Plymouth.
Sea Champion Alex Milden joined forces with BBC Springwatch presenter Maya Plass to lead hands-on lessons about seashore creatures for youngsters in a waterfront ‘classroom'.
Linking sport to the environment was a sure way to grab their attention, with kayaking combined with a beach conservation workshop, a Plastics Lab designed by Plymouth University and a mini tour of the National Marine Aquarium.
For many of the Year 6 and Year 7 children, this was the first time they had ever been in a kayak – and it proved a big winner!
Alex kindly donated three full days of his time to lead these children's workshops - a big thank you and well done for making the workshops such a success!
Take a look at a short video of the Ecover Blue Mile schools event here, and photos of the event here.
Would you like to try your hand at kayaking? Or have a go at stand up paddle boarding? Then register for your own Ecover Blue Mile where you can walk, swim or paddle a mile to raise funds to save our seas, shores and wildlife.
Or are you keen to inspire the next generation about our amazing marine wildlife and conservation issues? You can find out about becoming a Sea Champion at www.mcsuk.org/seachampions
|Sea Champion Alex inspiring kids at the Ecover Blue Mile schools events on the Plymouth waterfront.|