British Divers Marine Life Rescue
British Divers Marine Life Rescue (photo: Steve Marsh)
British Divers Marine Rescue

News

2005-07-06 13:52:54

West Cornwall BDMLR goes back to school!

Today, Coordinator Tim Bain and myself visited pupils at Bodriggy Primary School, Hayle, to give a presentation about British Divers Marine Life Rescue, followed by an afternoon of activities on nearby Hayle Beach.

During the morning, we gave an introductory PowerPoint presentation on what BDMLR does, along with two local case studies on recent rescues that have occurred. This was followed by videos of a seal rescue and then footage of two seals being released back to the wild, which took place during the early morning and carried out by the National Seal Sanctuary.

During the lunch break, we took the 50+ children and teachers down to the nearby beach, after which we began the afternoon’s activities, which included searching the strandline for shells and creating sand sculptures such as turtles, dolphins and starfish.

Back at the school, we left out various leaflets and newsletters, including some promotional material for the ‘Marine Team’ video/DVD produced by Oscha Productions, for the children to cut out and create their own marine-themed posters the following day. This was a very enjoyable event, made that extra bit better by the many excellent questions that the children asked about what we do and other things.

Our thanks go to Emma and the rest of the teachers at Bodriggy Primary School for arranging and helping out with our visit, Medic Sue Sayer for assisting with the creation of the PowerPoint presentation, and last but certainly not least, the pupils for making it the great day that it was!

Medic Dan Jarvis
BDMLR West Cornwall
(Newquay - Land's End - St Austell)