I am in the middle of doing art workshops in schools about dolphins and litter with Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC). We are visiting schools around Chippenham, giving a talk and then decorating a plywood dolphin with scrap material. Each workshop has a theme like; Ghost nets, discarded plastics, oil pollution etc and I choose materials that resemble these issues.
It has been a very rewarding experience so far already. Engaging kids in this subject is so important for the future and it is inspiring to see them get it. They understand the need to protect marine life, to recycle and reuse rubbish, so it doesn’t end up in the ocean and I am so proud of them for their concern and appreciation of wildlife.
I’ve learnt that all schools have an Eco council, which I am very excited about! And it feels really good to be part of something that is so worthwhile and does make a difference.