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The Ocean Guardian Challenge

A new accreditation to recognise plastic education in schools 

Get your School on the map and join us for the 'Ocean Guardian Assembly' on Friday 7th June, 2019.

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Get young people learning about plastic

Help inspire the next generation of Ocean Guardians

7,987 Learners

400 Teachers

87 Schools

Introducing the challenge

The Challenge will develop awareness of the environmental impact of plastic through a new accreditation for schools and, we hope, help to inspire a generation of Ocean Guardians.

The Accreditation has Bronze, Silver and Gold levels to recognise your school's commitment to inspiring plastic learning.

Calling all teachers... 

  1. Sign up for the Challenge
  2. Join us for the Assembly

The global Ocean Guardians Assembly will be on Friday 7th June - uniting schools all over the world with plactic education and entrusting the world’s Oceans into your learners’ hands.  We will showcase all schools involved if you share your pictures with us!

Please Note: This is going to be EPIC!

 The Challenge

Latest Schools

Ashton Keynes CE Primary School

Miss L Perring
1 week 1 day ago

Joseph Leckie Academy

Miss N J McKinley
1 week 4 days ago

Silverton C of E Primary School

Connie White
2 weeks 2 days ago

Crook Primary

Claire Herbert
2 weeks 4 days ago

Building a hub of plastic education teaching resources


Clearly one of the fundamental elements of the challenge is delivering education to both young people and adults.  To support all challenge participants, the Plastic Education team have generated a central directory of freely available resources to be used ‘as is’ or as a platform from which to inspire your own team’s planning.  Anyone can contribute new lesson plans to the hub and become a part of the Plastic Education community. 

You can join our team by sending us your lesson plans.   

Our goal is to achieve an exciting and dynamic spread of learning resources to cover all abilities in all year groups across the primary and secondary education sector. These new resources will focus primarily on understanding the issues surrounding this project, readiness for the Challenge, environmental concerns and more specific education messaging in plastics such as ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’.

...and don't forget the Case Studies!


Total resources uploaded, so far

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Make a boat get afloat!


We think participation is important… if you use it, you respect it… engage to help sustain change. We hope students and schools will take the next step to get afloat and make water ways their playground.

Inspiring the next generation of ocean guardians

We want to increase on water participation and sporting activity. We intend to link schools with local sailing centres and help to get schools afloat, introducing new sailors to our sport with a better understanding of the impact of plastic in our waterways and oceans.

Find out how to get your learners sailing by clicking on the button below.

Get into sailing 

Latest Venues

Islington Boat Club

john freed islington boat club
9 months 2 weeks ago

Clivo Sailing Club

Mark Yuill
9 months 2 weeks ago

Phoenix Outdoor Centre

Phil Atkinson
10 months 1 week ago

Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

Simon Conway
1 year 2 weeks ago
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  • Get Afloat venue

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