Seahouses students care for the coast

Children from Seahouses Primary School took to nearby beaches last week to show them some love!

Thursday, 27th September 2018, 16:20 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th September 2018, 15:46 pm
Seahouses Primary School children took part in Coast Cares 25th Great British Beach Clean.

The self-named ‘Puffin Force’, thanks to the design logo on their uniform, donned litter pickers and gloves, in order to join the UK’s biggest beach clean and litter survey - as part of Coast Care’s 25th Great British Clean Up.

Year 4 pupil Rory Thompson said: “We feel really strongly about keeping our local area litter free, especially from harmful plastics such as fishing wire and string, so today’s been lots of fun outside of the classroom but also really important too!”

The litter-pickers from Seahouses school. Picture by Coast Care

Year 6 student Sadie Macfarlane added: “After learning more about the effects of plastics in the world’s oceans and seas we just knew we had to take part and try to make a difference! I feel really proud of myself today and will definitely be looking out for litter whenever I go to the beach in future.

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Laura Shearer of Coast Care Seahouses said: “It’s wonderful to see local children participating in the campaign. The children were incredibly motivated and enthusiastic and they worked to make a real difference today. A big well done to all involved!”