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Lauren St John and Elizabeth Laird: World Oceans Day

Language: English
Genre: Activism, Environment, Nature
Age group: 6-8, 9-11

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Lauren St John and Elizabeth Laird. They explore the importance of looking after the oceans, as well as discussing where their inspiration for writing comes from. 

If you only do one thing...

We know time is tight, so here is just one activity you could complete with your class before or after watching the event.

Create a source to sea story (LIT 2-20a, LIT 2-24a, LIT 2-28a)

Write a story about a real or imagined journey going from the source of a river to its mouth at the sea, or from the sea to its source. Use long paper (such as a roll of wall paper lining or mount paper) and use your words to form the shape of the river, its mouth and the surrounding places. To extend this activity, you could think about the journey a piece of plastic would take through a river and into the sea and add that into the story. 

For shorter clips from the event visit BBC Scotland Learning (this link will open in a new window)website.

A full transcript of the event is available to download below.

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