Ocean Squad adventures for young carers

Posted: 18th September, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, young carers in Plymouth can join the National Marine Aquarium’s Ocean Squad on their adventures for free.

The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) has received the grant from The Big Lottery, Awards for All Scheme as a mark of quality of the work it is doing in the local community. The grant will pay for groups of young carers aged between 9-14 to take part in a series of six exciting Ocean Squad adventures.

Ocean Squad members will have a go at snorkelling, take a boat trip around Plymouth Sound, try cooking sustainable seafood and explore the local beaches. They will also explore the restricted areas at the NMA and go to the places only Aquarium scientists are able to go. All costs including activities, materials, equipment and lunches will be covered by the grant.

Joe Farrow, Ocean Squad Coordinator at the National Marine Aquarium said: “We are really excited about this funding from the Big Lottery Fund which allows us to offer complimentary Ocean Squad places to local young carers. We really want to help bring the Young Carer Community together and offer the kids the chance to try new things, make new friends and have a break from the day to day pressures of life.”

For more information about the Young Carers Ocean Squad contact Liz or Joe on 01752 275233 or email [email protected]

As an educational and marine conservation charity, the NMA relies on visitor funds and donations to continue its mission to connect us with our oceans. For more information, to book tickets and learn more about how you can support the NMA, visit: www.national-aquarium.co.uk.

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