Home School with Common Seas is designed for parents across the UK who are currently home schooling their children during lockdown, providing activities for the coming weeks and throughout the summer holidays.
From understanding how to reuse materials by turning a plastic bottle into a bird feeder to learning about polymers by making your very own slime, the activities are fun, free and easy-to-use.
In addition, while the home school activities are designed for parents, they are drawn from the materials Common Seas’ developed for Ocean Plastics Academy, which supports teachers and educators. This means that these resources aren’t just fun and easy to use, they’re also academically robust and aligned to the UK national curriculum.
Common Seas’ partnership with Dadsnet provides an opportunity for these home school activities to reach millions of families across the UK.
Speaking about the launch, Dadsnet CEO and Founder Al Ferguson said:
“Parents want fun yet academically valuable lessons and activities to keep their children learning during lockdown. But, for many parents, being at home more doesn’t mean being any less busy. Home School with Common Seas is a perfect resource in these difficult times because it’s high quality, easy to use and totally free.
Dadsnet – a community reaching up to 2 million parents from week to week – wants to help families learn more about ocean plastic pollution, one of the most important issues of our day. Our partnership with Common Seas is really exciting, and we look forward to making sure these learning materials reach curious minds across the UK.”
Jo Royle, Common Seas’ Managing Director and a Sea Champion with over 20 years’ experience spearheading global marine programs and sailing ventures, said:
“Empowering young people to learn about healthy seas will create a new generation of Sea Champions – the leaders, activists, citizens, and voters who will help solve the plastic pollution crisis that we, and future generations, face.
Home School with Common Seas takes families on a journey, helping curious minds – young and old – explore the ocean, asking the probing questions at the heart of the plastic problem: Why do we use so much plastic? How does it get into our ocean? What can we do about it?
Through fun, free and easy-to-use activities – drawing on Common Seas curriculum-aligned Ocean Plastics Academy – Home School with Common Seas equips young people with the knowledge, experience and courage to address plastic pollution.”
About Home School with Common Seas
Home School with Common Seas was developed as a spin-off from Common Seas’ Ocean Plastics Academy to keep curious young minds active and engaged through lockdown and summer holidays. Developed in collaboration with a broad coalition of educators, scientists and industry experts, Ocean Plastics Academy combines a suite of curriculum-aligned resources with practical activities that help schools learn about and radically reduce their use of single-use plastics.
Find out more at the Common Seas website: https://commonseas.com/projects/ocean-plastics-academy