8 June marks World Oceans Day.
To raise awareness for this day we held a competition and asked employees and their children to send in their artwork under different categories. Thanks for all the entries, and the winners are...
Under 10 category - a Day at the Seaside and the winner was Meadow.
For the over 10s category, they were tasked with putting together a digital poster and Tiana, was a worthy winner, as she outlined five reasons why we should care about the Oceans.
- Seaweed from the Oceans accounts for 54% of the worlds’ oxygen production. Humans need oxygen to survive and so does every other living thing on the planet
- Oceans cover around 70% of the surface of the Earth, containing 97% of the planets total water
- Up to 94% of living species on Earth can be found in the Ocean
- Many medicines that are used to treat the likes of cancer, Alzheimer’s and heart disease originate for the Ocean
- By 2030 it is estimated that Ocean based industries will employ 40 million people globally
Congratulations Meadow and Tiana for each winning a family ticket for four to the Aquarium in London.
Finally in the adult category winning a pair of tickets to the Aquarium is Svetlana Coules-Miller with her take on the “The Dance” by Henri Matisse she has captioned this “Dance of Ukrainians on the demined beach after the end of the war”.