S Devon : Teaching children about Ocean Plastics

by Anna - Working For Wildlife in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by August 2nd 2019 at 3:00pm

To allow primary schools to have access to a unique series of children’s books designed to teach them about the problems of ocean plastic.

by Anna - Working For Wildlife in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Hello! I’m Anna and I work for a fundraising agency in Plymouth called Working For Wildlife. We work on behalf of 4 different charities all who care greatly about wildlife, trees, plants and the planet. 

Over the past year through various mediums; social media, tv programmes, adverts, news stories and through the charities we work alongside, we have become very aware of the growing problem we have with plastic and in particular, plastic in the ocean.

Recently we stumbled across ‘The Wildtribe Heroes’ a unique series of books designed to teach primary school children about the problems of plastic in the ocean and how they can fix it. Having bought one myself for my daughter, I started following Ellie’s (the author) journey on social media which led me to her website where she explained that with just a few pounds, we could get these books into local primary schools.

The Books

Nelson’s Dangerous Dive, Marli’s Tangled Tale and Duffy’s Lucky Escape, otherwise known as The Wildtribe Heroes are a collection of gentle and engaging true stories about animals that find themselves in trouble when their lives are affected by plastic in the oceans.

Already used by thousands of schools in other regions around the UK, the books have reached an unbelievable 800,000 children so far, inspiring them to take action by organising litter picks and beach cleans, setting up recycling systems, and using their persuasive writing skills to write letters to local businesses and the wider community to reduce their use of single use plastic.

Here is a link to a clip from ITV who recently featured the books. 

https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/2019-05-09/thousands-of-children-take-part-in-plastic-free-day/?fbclid=IwAR0eh5AxnU7L0h9jEqIiEMMby7NmmzdQqlnHeKJQisExSI6seWpdqK1UZPc

Our aim

We’re hoping to raise funds to help Ellie reach a few more primary schools within the mid south Devon area, and raising awareness nationwide. It's so important that the next generation grow up understanding the problems we are facing. To have the resources to teach them where we are going wrong and what they can do to make it right, is essential. 

Thank you very much for reading and we hope you can help us to achieve our goal!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

Seas The Day!

Your pledge provides ONE book and educational pack for a school teaching about the problem of ocean plastics. One copy of Marli's Tangled Tale together with our teaching resources will be sent out to one Plymouth school.

£5 or more

Flipper High Five

Put your best flipper forward for a big high five from Duffy the Sea Turtle and Marli the Puffin! Plus we will send you a digital Wild Tribe Heroes colouring book.

£8 or more

A Fin-Tastic Thank You!

To say a big Thank You you will receive our 5 pack of postcards featuring illustrations from each book. Perfect for the fridge or to send to family and friends to help share the message. Plus we will send you a digital Wild Tribe Heroes colouring book.

£10 or more

20% off at Sancho’s

For £10 or more, you'll receive a 20% off voucher code to use in the amazing ethical clothing shop, Sanchos. Sancho's clothing is certified fair trade and is constructed from sustainable natural materials. They stock a carefully curated range of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fair trade producers.

£15 or more

Turtally Awesome!

This Turtally Awesome package includes *one signed copy of a book of your choice *"I am a Wild Tribe Hero!" litter collection bag *5 pack of postcards featuring illustrations from each book *Digital download of our Wild Tribe Heroes colouring book.

£20 or more

Without Feather Ado

Your pledge provides ONE book and educational pack for TWO schools teaching about the problem of ocean plastics. One copy of Marli's Tangled Tale together with our teaching resources will be sent out to TWO schools.

£25 or more

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2 x National Marine Aquarium - Child Entry Tickets

Show your children the importance of the ocean and all the life in it, with 2 x child entry tickets to The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. You will also receive the Digital download of the Wild Tribe Heroes colouring book.

£30 or more

Shell Yeah!

Thank You for being a "Shell" of a Supporter. We will send you *Author signed and dedicated copies of ALL three Wild Tribe Heroes Books *"I am a Wild Tribe Hero!" litter collection bag, *5 pack of postcards featuring illustrations from each book *Digital download of our Wild Tribe Heroes colouring book

£50 or more

Where There's A Krill There's A Way!

Your pledge directly provides 5 educational packs for schools teaching about the problems of ocean plastics. Copies of Marli's Tangled Tale together with our teaching resources will be sent out to FIVE Devon schools. Plus we send you our *"I am a Wild Tribe Hero!" litter collection bag, *5 pack of postcards *Digital download colouring book.

£150 or more

You're Jawsome!

You will be donating 15 educational packs of Marli's Tangled Tale book plus teaching resources into 15 schools in Devon. You will also have an opportunity to send out promotional material from your business/organisation into every primary school in Devon. You will also get full promotion on our website, social media and press releases.


Let's make 'S Devon : Teaching children about Ocean Plastics' happen

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