World Ocean Day 08.06.20
We have been celebrating World Ocean Day today in school and at home. Please share with us any pictures you have of any work you have done to the office. Office@woodstock.oxon.sch.uk
About Wrold Ocean Day:
After the success of Blue Planet 2 and with mainstream conversation about climate change rising, the UK and beyond have started to think differently about our connection to the ocean. Young people worldwide want to learn more about their planet and what they can do to create a more meaningful connection to it, and in time make different decisions.
The ocean has always existed in our minds as a magical place, home to some of the most wonderful and at times, otherworldly, lifeforms on the planet. However our ocean is anything but otherworldly – it is 70% of our entire world and it is struggling to function with our disposable global culture, fuelled by a lack of ecological illiteracy. The ocean plastics crisis is forcing us to contemplate our true relationship with the ocean and its extraordinary life sustaining properties.
In addition to this, new research is surfacing surrounding the wellbeing benefits associated with being in / on / under / near water. That to understand more about the patterns and ways of our ocean is to understand more about ourselves. It makes sense – we are watery beings after all!