The concept of a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro as a way to celebrate our world's shared ocean and our personal connection to the sea, as well as to raise awareness about the crucial role the ocean plays in our lives and the important ways people can help protect it.
World Ocean Day 2023:
Every year, June 8 is marked as an opportunity to remember the crucial role played by the oceans in maintaining life on Earth. The need for addressing the challenges that our oceans are facing and acting collectively to protect them is underlined by the World Ocean Day 2023 theme, “The Planet Ocean’s Changing Tide.”
According to the United Nations, the oceans cover about 70 per cent of the Earth’s surface and are the lifeblood of our planet. They regulate the climate, provide food and oxygen, and are home to an incredible variety of marine life. However, our seas face strong threats from human activities, habitat destruction, and climate change. The theme of this year’s World Ocean Day emphasises the necessity of a global effort to reverse these trends and protect the invaluable resource that is our planet’s oceans.
Our Laudato Si' group led classes in the following activities:
Year 5 created these 'rubbish monsters' and described their journey out into the ocean...