World Oceans Day – The United Nations

Theme: Healthy oceans, healthy planet.

Here in school we learned all about the ocean through a week long whole school assembly focus. Children learned lots of amazing facts about the ocean, its creatures and the importance of taking care of it.

The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we take the responsibility to care for the ocean as it cares for us.

This year, the theme is Healthy oceans, healthy planet, and we’re making a special effort to stop plastic pollution. Plastic pollution is a serious threat because it degrades very slowly, polluting waterways for a very long time. In addition, plastic pollution impacts the health of aquatic animals because animals including zooplankton mistake the microbeads for food. Scientists also fear health impacts for humans.

Here are some of the amazing posters your children made to raise awareness of the dangers of plastic pollution in our seas.

Well done everyone for your fantastic efforts, the winning posters will be chosen this week and prizes awarded.




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