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Our ocean needs a new generation of sea champions.
We believe children and young people should be equipped with the skills, knowledge and experience that allow them to thrive in a world affected by climate change, while helping to create a greener, fairer and more sustainable future.
Explore our fully resourced Lesson Packages and join a growing community of schools taking action to become Plastic Clever here:
Common Seas Education provides fully resourced lesson plans and activities that enable you to teach sustainability, within the curriculum and through project-based learning.
Developed in collaboration with a broad coalition of educators, scientists, and industry experts, we provide off-the-shelf packages for geography, science, design & technology, citizenship, and enrichment in primary and secondary schools.
The resources are aligned with the national curriculum and the DfE Strategy on Sustainability and Climate Change.
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In partnership with Kids Against Plastic, Common Seas runs the Plastic Clever Schools award, helping young people radically reduce plastic waste in their schools, communities, and future. We provide teachers and young people with everything they need to take part via our toolkits and online platform.
There are three steps to becoming a Plastic Clever School:
To achieve the Plastic Clever Award, schools share their achievements from each stage of their journey and join a nationwide community of teachers and young people tackling plastic waste, while reducing the nation’s carbon budget.
Get in touch if you would like to support our work with schools and young people. Email [email protected]
“The great thing about Common Seas Education is it’s a solution to engage everybody, from the students through to the governors and trustees. This is why everyone needs to get behind it.”
Sustainable Schools Manager, Leicester City Council
Ocean Plastics Education was developed using UNESCO’s education framework and in close partnership with award-winning education specialists, subject associations, exam boards, universities, educators, students, and industry experts.
Developed to align with the UK National Curriculum and can be adapted and replicated in other countries around the world – particularly those working to achieve the UN’s SDGs.
Common Seas partners with governments around the world to help them quickly and significantly reduce their plastic pollution.
Our vision is a global network of plastic waste-free islands. We are working with governments, councils, businesses and local changemakers to identify and accelerate solutions.
Common Seas identifies, investigates and communicates the emerging human health risks of plastic.
We’re helping Paros become the first single-use plastic waste-free island in the Mediterranean. By delivering a success story here, we are showcasing a methodology that could work anywhere.
Supported by evidence from our Plastic Drawdown programme, the President of the Maldives announced a total phase-out of single-use plastics by 2023. We provide technical assistance and demonstrate the impact of policy to support this ambitious strategy.
Together with our partners, we are cleaning up the Brantas River, transforming it into a source of healthy drinking water for the millions of people living along its banks. The Brantas is one of the most polluted rivers in the world. About 50% of the plastic waste currently in and entering the Brantas is single-use diapers. Our local team is therefore initially focusing on stopping the flow of single-use diapers into the river in a way that brings widespread and long-lasting social and economic benefits to the region.
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