Brighton Beach Clean

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We are over half way through our tour and have just had a busy week of school shows meaning that we have now performed Leaper; A Fish Tale to over 700 school children!

Two of these schools were St Luke’s Primary and Brunswick Primary in Brighton. These shows coincided with Surfer’s Against Sewage’s Big Spring Clean Campaign where they were aiming to get 7500 volunteers to get up and go and do their bit to clean the beaches of Britain. You can read more about the campaign here. We’ve been ¬†performing Leaper to children up and down the country warning them of the dangers of litter in our oceans so we decided to practice what we preach and to do our bit.

On 14th April, a gloriously sunny afternoon (thankfully), we were joined by over 100 school children and their teachers from both St Luke’s and Brunswick Primary schools on Brighton Beach. In just one hour we picked up, bagged and binned over 2000 pieces of litter! This was pretty eye opening and was a brilliant way of demonstrating the scale of the problem to children, it also taught us simple ways that we practically help save the oceans.

An organisation in Australia, Take Three, have started a campaign telling people to take take three bits of rubbish away with them whenever they visit a beach. You can read more about this brilliantly simple campaign here. We think we should do the same! It’s that simple and will make a big difference in reducing the 8 millions tons of litter that gets dumped in our oceans each year¬†causing the death of 1 million sea birds and 100,000 marine mammals annually.

St Luke’s take part in a beach clean every year and now Brunswick Primary have pledged to do the same so it’s nice to think that we might have made a little bit of difference in changing people’s attitudes to the oceans, especially those of the next generation.


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