On July 14th, Healthy Seas was in London to carry out a special education programme at Tate Modern.

Thanks to support from Hyundai UK, our team met with 61 fourth graders from the Charles Dickens School to talk to them about plastic pollution, the devastating effects of ghost fishing to marine wildlife and our circular economy solution. The students re-enacted what they learned when they were asked to become divers and save toy animals that were entangled in a gill net.

The highlight of the programme was art, of course! The young artists were encouraged to create sea creatures using recyclable materials they brought from home that they then placed on a large net that was recovered by the Ghost Diving UK team a few months ago.

Our programme was hosted in a spacious room overlooking the Thames and St Paul’s Cathedral and was buzzing with blissful energy as the youngsters marched holding the placards they made to protest against the incessant use of plastic, singing “Hey, ho we won’t go. Plastic is so bad!”

Our sincere thanks to their teachers and parent volunteers, our colleague Kate Mooney and volunteer Sufyan Zafar for all their valuable help.