Ocean Plastics Academy

Our ocean needs a new generation of sea champions.

We want every child to understand the plastic crisis so they can help create a plastic waste-free future.

Ocean Plastics Academy combines a suite of curriculum-aligned resources with practical activities to equip young people with the knowledge, skills and confidence to lead a plastic waste revolution in their school and beyond.

School Action

Plastic Clever Schools

Common Seas has partnered with Kids Against Plastic to help young people take on plastic waste in their schools, their communities and their future.

We provide teachers and pupils with everything they need via our online platform. This provides a step-by-step process to tackling plastic, plus tons of helpful guidance and other resources - such as interactive toolkits, illustrated fact sheets, hands-on activities and presentations.

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A new generation of Sea Champions

“The programmes that Common Seas offer should be implemented in every single school on the planet, as the problem of ocean plastics affects us all. We will be using this programme, as it is based on positive action, as the cornerstone of our environmental education that we are developing across the school.”

Matthew Williams
Headteacher - Byron College

Ocean Plastics Academy 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 to other countries around the world – particularly those working to achieve the UN’s SDGs. For example, we have recently launched in Greece. You can access these resources through our Clean Blue Paros page.

"The Ocean Plastics Academy from Common Seas will support the next generation to learn their way out of the plastic pollution crisis while deepening their understanding of our intimate relationship with the greatest life support system on our planet, the ocean."

James Honeyborne
Executive Producer Blue Planet II

  • Every school in the UK will have the chance to access our comprehensive suite of learning materials, reaching 150,000 downloads.
  • 1000 schools will have taken action to become Plastic Clever and our national campaign will have catalysed youth innovation to tackle problem plastics in schools.
  • Ocean Plastics Academy will be championed by exam boards, MPs and school leaders as best-in-class approach to deliver on environmental education and sustainable citizenship in UK primary and secondary schools.

Get in touch if you would like to support our work with schools and young people. Email [email protected]

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