Durham Wildlife Trust

“Thank you so much for allowing our children the opportunity to be part of the fantastic North Sea Explores project. Class 4 have really enjoyed two very special sessions and have discovered so much about our local shore and heritage."

Grant awarded - £500

The sessions aimed to develop a greater understanding and passion for the North Sea environment and the wildlife that inhabit these waters.   School groups were taken on a visit to the coast to explore different coastal features, investigate how the coast has been regenerating since the dumping of mining waste and explore the rocky shore habitat. This was followed by a classroom session to investigate the affect of human activities in urban areas and how this creates pollution at the coast.
Children shared what they had been learning with the wider school community and local residents through creating posters and the “Yellow Fish” campaign.   Finally the Young Explorers learned how to snorkel in the warmth and comfort of their local pool and did some underwater exploring through a mock North Sea kitted out with realistic models, banners and props.
The Sea-changers grant has covered the cost of staff time for two members of staff to work with one of the schools, allowing 31 children the opportunity to take part in the project over 2 days.


The project has been delivered to at total of 15 schools in Tyne and Wear engaging 412 school pupils in their local marine environment.

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