'World Oceans Day' 8th June

"The ocean's power of regeneration is remarkable - if we just offer it the chance, We are in reach of a whole new relationship with the ocean, a wiser, more sustainable relationship. The choice lies with us."

David Attenborough


The theme for this weeks CST activities page is 'World Oceans Day', which is on 8th June.

"This year’s United Nations World Ocean Day theme is 'Life and Livelihoods'. Our oceans feed billions of people, cover over 70% of the planet and provide 80% of the world’s biodiversity. We need to conserve our wonderful marine resources for future generations."

"Let's come together for a big blue future!"

We started by asking members to say whether they like visiting the sea? Has anyone a favourite beach, either in the UK or overseas? Does anyone like to swim in the sea?

Has anyone been on an ocean cruise or a river trip? What about a ferry journey?

Encourage story telling and find images of places mentioned.

Thinking more about the beach, we listed things you might take or find there. Our lists included ...

- Bathers / Bikini & towel

- Sun hat & Sun cream

- Sunglasses

- Flip flops

- A jumper

- A picnic

- Sand & pebbles & seashells

- Deckchairs & wind breaks

- Donkey rides (thankfully mostly a thing of the past)

- Chip shops

- Ice cream parlours

- Seagulls & crabs

Maybe list some creatures you might find in the sea?


Next we completed the following idioms together ...

Between the devil and the DEEP BLUE SEA

Having a whale of a TIME

The coast is CLEAR

A drop in the OCEAN

Swim against the TIDE

Big fish in a small POND

Like a fish out of WATER

The world is your OYSTER

Keep something at BAY

Get your sea LEGS

An old sea DOG

Worse things happen at SEA


The tides have TURNED

Keep your head above WATER

A life on the ocean WAVE

Beach BUM


Like a beached WHALE

Swim against the TIDE

Bury your head in the SAND

Come out of your SHELL

Dip your toes in the WATER


We then moved on to our picture and music quiz. Our virtual prize this week was a stick of Blackpool rock.


1. What is the name of this flag, which you might see at the beach?

What does it mean?

2. What do the initials 'R.N.L.I' stand for?

3. What does this flag mean (there are usually two of them flying)?

4. How about this flag (again, there are usually two of them)?

5. What ships would you see this flag flying on and what is it called?

6. How about this flag? What is it called? On which ships would you have found it?

7. SONG. Here is our first song. It's 'What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?', sung by Fisherman's Friends - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecz3gdqUbVg

Which TV drama is set in Port Isaac, or as it is called in the show Port Wenn?

Who stars in it?


8. Who is this TV chef and where was his first restaurant?

9. What is the name of this TV presenter and what was the name of his natural history series about the oceans?

10. What is the name of this French explorer and what was the name of his ship?

11. What is the name of this TV presenter and which reality TV series did he first appear on (it is widely regarded as the first ever reality TV series)?

12. What is the name of this TV presenter and what type of holidays does she prefer?

13. What are the names of this father and son and what was the name of their cookery show?

14. SONG. 'Sailing', by Rod Stewart - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n9fFTH917M

What is Rod Stewart an enthusiast of (his hobby)?


15. What is the name of this 1956 film about a whale and who starred as Captain Ahab?

16. What is the name of this 2000 film, starring Tom Hanks as the survivor of a plane crash and what was the name of his only friend (an inanimate object)?

17. What is the name of this 1989 film and who starred as the mermaid Madison?

18. What is the name of this 1963 film about an explorer guided by the Gods, and which Roman God is holding the cliffs apart?

19. What is the name of this actor and character from the 'Pirates Of The Caribbean' 2003 film?