In the build up to Turtle Fest Weymouth Sea Life Park staff have devised some curriculum linked activities for schools to get involved in during the week lead up to the big event.
One of the activities taking place at Weymouth Sea Life Park during the week will be an attempt to make the World’s Largest Papier Mache Turtle Shell.
“We wanted children to get hands on making something fun while teaching them about the importance of looking after their environment and recycling” said Richard Dilly, Entertainments Manager.
“Not wanting schools to miss out on the edutainment aspect, we decided to bring the papier mache activity forward a week, so school children could get involved as well.”
“Conservation and caring for the environment is part of the National Curriculum and is an important lesson for children in caring for our planet” Richard went on to say.
School children visiting the park on Wednesday 25th May at 10.30am will also get the chance to meet musician James Kimber of JK Junk Percussion, who will be making a special guest appearance before he gets ready for Turtle Fest.
James Kimber of JK Junk Percussion said: “As part of my workshops I bring along a unique collection of junk instruments including shopping trolleys, plastic barrels, long gas pipes and dustbins.
“Each child will be given their own safe, clean piece of junk and plastic sticks to play on - everybody has a bash!
“I was happy to get involved with Turtle Fest as it ties in with my ethos of promoting recycling leading to a better understanding of green issues.”
Other specially tailored events taking place for all schools during the week prior to Turtle Fest are tailored talks around turtle conservation and the important work being done in Greece, and a specially designed curriculum based turtle quiz.