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UK Primary Students to Learn ‘Ocean Curriculum’

Oceans are currently excluded from the primary curriculum.

Students in primary schools on the south coast of the UK will be the first to receive an education on our oceans when they return to school in September.

The initiative, introduced by The Ocean Conservation Trust (OCT), will be trialled in 5 Plymouth schools from the start of the new school year and hopes to ignite a passion for marine conservation that will see pupils care for life below water as they grow into adults.  Core subjects such as Maths and English with include ocean themes to ensure their whole learning experience encompasses a context of conservation.

Ocean themed lessons are currently excluded from the primary curriculum across England, despite the deeply concerning marine issues explored in documentaries such as David Attenborough’s ‘Blue Planet’.

You can learn more about the issues our ocean’s face by reading our learning page on Global Goal 14: Life Below Water!

Posted by Claire Edwards 14 July 2020

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