Nettlestone guardians of the oceans


Isle of Wight Day mascot, “Nipper” was on hand to help when he joined children from Nettlestone Primary School as they embarked on a project to clean their parish beaches from Seagrove Bay to Puckpool Point.

Over three days, supported by parents, ten community and four local business volunteers, the young ‘guardians of the oceans’ removed a staggering 15 kilos of litter.

The school has teamed up with Surfers Against Sewage and adopted the oceans’ plastic problem as their theme for the year. The beach clean was in support of Isle of Wight Day Coastline Clean-up but is also part of their wider project – once sorted and weighed, some of the single-used plastic items found lurking along the coastline will be kept and used for art projects being organised for the children in collaboration with Seaview and Nettlestone Community Partnership.