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The Whale Who Disappeared

Join Arry, a normal girl, on a mission to save the sperm whale and protect the ocean. Arry writes letters, creates art, and rallies her community to bring back the once abundant creatures where she lives and restore the ocean's health.

Through her perseverance and passion, she inspires change, and a highly protected marine zone is declared.

Through Arry's journey we can see how one person can make a difference and inspire others to care for our planet. This heart-warming story shows us that even small actions can lead to big changes, and we all have the power to make a difference.

How does this make me feel?

Can you write a poem or a letter about what the Ocean means to you?

  • If you close your eyes and think about the word Ocean. What comes to mind?

  • How does the ocean make you feel?

  • Think about its colour, that vast blue. The green vegetation.

  • What about all the animals that live under the sea? Do you have a favourite?

  • Would you like to add a drawing to your poem or letter?

What can I do to help the ocean?

Just like how we have nature reserves on land, we need to create more underwater homes for our sea creatures by setting up marine protected areas. And guess what? YOU can help make it happen!

You can help by using less plastic, recycling, reusing, upcycling more and always picking up your litter.

As we saw in The Whale Who Disappeared’, Arry turned her passion for whales into action by writing important letters, creating art and telling her school friends and neighbors.

You can also do the same in the next activity, School of Fish and by joining us at the Green Hustle Festival on June 3 and 4. You can help spread the word about marine conservation in Nottingham and urge our City Council to take action for the ocean.

If that sounds like fun, then let's dive in and get creative with our waste to make our oceans a better place.

School Of Fish Activity

To create your own Sea Turtles, you will need to bring in plastic water bottles from home and print one of the stencils below.

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How to create a Sea Turtle

To create the Jellyfish you will need plastic water bottles with lids, some A5 card and also boiling water to curl the tendrils. Your teacher can help you with this.

How to create a Jellyfish

All the Sea Turtles and Jellyfish created by schools across Nottingham will be displayed together on the Old Market Square as part of the Green Hustle festival, 3 - 4 June 2023. At the festival you’ll have the chance to show off your sea creatures and then create a marine habitat with the help of, Emma Oldham, author of “The Whale Who Disappeared”

Would you like to learn more about Marine Habitats?


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