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Pupils learn about supporting the recovery of the marine environment

Tue, Jun 8th, 2021
Worth School

To mark World Oceans Day pupils at Worth have been given a talk about how integral our seas are to life on Earth and how they can get involved at the School to make a difference.

In this week’s assembly Assistant Head (Co-Curricular) Mr Julian Williams spoke about World Oceans Day, his love of the seas and opportunities they can provide at Worth such as learning to scuba dive. He also spoke about how our seas are under attack from plastic waste and the environmental catastrophe that is causing.

Mr Williams told everyone that from September the School will start a regular activity, led by pupils, dedicated to actions that will support the recovery of the marine environment.

World Oceans Day facts:

  • The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen.
  • The ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.
  • Oceans absorb about 30% of carbon dioxide produced by humans, buffering the impacts of global warming.