What Lurks Beneath Our Seas?

What Lurks Beneath Our Seas?
 

Our topic this term has certainly got the children thinking about what is actually lurking beneath our seas. With the topical nature of the marine plastic issue and our school being part of an item on a BBC news report has certainly got the children thinking about single use plastics. Delia Webb from the Plastic Coalition started off our topic by coming into school to discuss the harm that rubbish can do to wildlife and the types of marine plastic that can be found on our shores. As part of her visit the children enjoyed making recyclable art with the plastics found on the beaches of Cornwall. 

We were also had a visit from a local fisherman who talked to the children about the different fish found around the coast of Cornwall. They played a fishing game to catch the different fish species as well as learn about the different fishing techniques. Lots of questions were raised and it was certainly interesting to find out about what sea mammals he has seen, the amount of plastic waste he brings a shore to be recycled and some other interesting items that he has found too - A Robin Reliant being one of them.