It really is never too early to learn about single use plastics, and how we all need to be aware of our plastic consumption and waste production. So we’d like to say a big thank you one of our favourite returning customers Catherine, for educating her students at Holy Trinity Primary School in London about the perils of plastics.
Catherine is a regular diver with us, having originally visited to take her PADI Open Water Diver course in the summer of last year, but has returned recently to complete her PADI Advanced Open Water and PADI Wreck Diver courses. All three courses were conducted by our full time Conservation Instructor, Hayley, so it was pretty impossible not to leave with a new found appreciation of our fragile environment, and the steps that can – and should! – be taken to protect it.
Catherine set a contest at her school for students to design a poster to promote saying no to plastic, and 54 students aged between 4 and 11 entered. We were delighted to learn about the competition, as we are always up for spreading the word about environmental issues. So when we heard about it, we were of course happy to offer a prize to the winning student.
Congratulations Julia, who is 11 years old and currently in year 6. Her winning entry won her a pack of great eco goodies to help her and her family reduce their plastic consumption. Julia received a set of eco straws, a Master Divers reusable shopping bag, a Trash Hero reusable water bottle with Master Divers cooler jacket, and 2 Shark Guardian books – one for her, and one for her classmates to read. She will also receive a free PADI PADI Junior Open Water Divers Course!
Very well done Julia, we loved you design and we can’t wait to make a PADI Junior Open Water Diver out of you!. We are also very happy to hear that the Shark Guardian book is a firm favourite and always in use at break times. It’s fantastic that we have a group of young people so enthusiastic about protecting our oceans and its inhabitants already!
Special thanks to Catherine for setting up the competition, and for being environmentally aware and dedicated in spreading the word to the next generation of ocean warriors. Education is the key, and its amazing to see this school of youngsters getting a head start in environmental awareness!