Making More of the Coast Project

Marine Litter and Education

Solway Firth Partnership are working with The Rotary Club of Dumfries Devorgilla  (Devorgilla Rotary) on a wide range of projects to bring environment issues to the attention of their local community. The first part of this is a trial involving schools, colleges and youth organisations in Dumfries and Galloway.

They will be provided with a range of beach cleaning equipment and learning resources. The main learning resource will be The Solway Sea Chest with activities based on “A Message in a Bottle”

This contains materials found on beach cleans, as well as natural strandline finds together with suggestions for activities, fact sheets and teachers notes . These will promote engagement with and discussion of the issues surrounding pollution, marine litter and single use plastics. In addition, there will also be a range of useful books and information sheets with links to other on-line resources and videos. The lessons will link to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence contributing to a range of Experiences and Outcomes. Likewise, it will cover the Eco-schools International Programme topics ‘Litter’ and ‘Marine’. Primary school  and early senior school age pupils will be the main focus of the project.

You can find links to the resources to be used in conjunction with the Sea Chest here.

  • Also, look out for details of our upcoming competition for schools and youth organisations.
  • In addition, highlights of recent beach cleaning activities, including a map of potential sites to clean, before and after photos and up to date general information to help the local beach cleaning effort can be found here.
  • You can get in touch with projects@solwayfirthpartnership.co.uk to ask for a Sea Chest or find out more.