Nipper the Crab, the 1851 Trust and Wet Wheels Team Up to Encourage the Next Generation to Keep Our Oceans Clean.
This Thursday (13th September 2018), the Isle of Wight Day Team escorted their beach cleaning hero Nipper the Crab to Gunwharf Quays, where he embarked on an exciting sailing trip on the Wetwheels Solent boat.
Nipper sailed to 1851 Trust to meet a group of school children from the Isle of Wight, from St Mary’s Primary School, Ryde, who were taking part in a dynamic educational visit at the Tech Deck education centre, interacting with some of the latest technologies used by the British America’s Cup Team and learning about the real world of applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
Becky Daley, Isle of Wight Day co-ordinator, said:
“This is wonderful opportunity for us to help educate the next generation about the importance of keeping our oceans free from waste. Isle of Wight Day and Nipper are working hard to keep our Island clean and it’s brilliant to team up with Wet Wheels and the 1851 Trust, who provide amazing opportunities on and off the water for young people to become STEM innovators and ‘stewards of the future’’.
Isle of Wight Day is celebrating its third year on Saturday 22nd September by organising the largest coastline clean-up in the British Isles, clearing all 67 miles of Island coastline of plastic waste and rubbish. Gold Sponsors Wightlink, Red Funnel and Hovertravel are offering discounted fares across to the Island for anyone that would like to take part.