World Ocean Day for Schools

Dive in. Discover. Celebrate.

Kickstart a conversation in your school wherever you are on World Ocean Day on 8th June 2018.


More people are talking about the ocean than ever this year and we want to be part of starting an even bigger conversation in schools across the UK through World Ocean Day. We’ve designed a school toolkit that is fun, curriculum linked, and has activities for your school to use to celebrate World Ocean Day enabling children to learn more about the ocean and their connection.

We’ve joined together with leading organisations that share our love of the ocean, rivers and estuaries and have designed three different ways a school can get involved. The day can be as simple and easy as the school wants it to be. It’s about having fun and starting a conversation.
If you want to be part of the mission or know of any schools that might, you can find out more and register your interest here.
We want you to be part of it. Let’s celebrate #WorldOceanDay in our schools.
Ps. Did you know that every second breath you take is oxygen generated by the Ocean? Or that when it’s raining in the UK, it’s quite likely come from the Ocean? Or that the Ocean is 10,972 metres deep?


World Ocean Day for Schools is part of our wider Ocean Literacy Marine CoLABoration experiment.

World Ocean Day for Schools 2018 is a pilot in partnership with The Wild Network, Thames Estuary Partnership, Marine Conservation Society, Marine Biological Association, National Marine Aquarium,  WWF and is funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.