The whole school met at Dixcart Beach on Friday 20th September to take part in the Marine Conservation Society’s Beach Watch Big Weekend. Armed with bin bags, gloves and clipboards, groups of children searched the beach for litter, recording what they found before bagging it. In all just 530grams of litter was found ranging from nails to card to broken pieces of glass. Most of the litter was found at the top end of the beach by the steps. The group was also very lucky to meet up with John Wright from the television programme River Cottage who chatted to the children about all the edible seaweeds to be found on the beach. At 3pm, with the clean-up complete, everyone walked to Stocks Hotel for refreshments and to dispose of the litter. (Many thanks to Stocks Hotel for the complimentary refreshments, especially the chocolate biscuits!) The school now plans to get involved with The Shore Thing, a project to find out more about the marine life of the rocky shores of Sark.
Pictures by Sue Daly L – R; The team on Dixcart Beach, Analysing the rubbish, Meeting John Wright, Tea & biscuits at Stocks.