Adur Exhibition Saturday 3 June 2000 10 am 4.00 pm

and in the Civic Centre Foyer for the duration of the Adur Festival



School Curriculum on the Oceans

I don't know what the 'official' line is but I can tell you that I was never taught anything about any marine topics.

My son is now 13 and only knows what I have taught him during our visits to the sea. I think it's a great pity that children aren't really

taught how to appreciate nature. I think all my son has done with school in this respect is one trip pond-dipping.

Janet Bentley

World Oceans Day Exhibition on 3 June 2000

Adur will be one of the leaders in the United Kingdom for presenting an Exhibition on the Saturday preceding the official World Oceans Day. We will also be presenting an exhibition in the Civic Centre foyer for the duration of the Adur Festival.

We welcome contributions from schools. Please contact:

Natalie Brahma-Pearl . Tel: 01273 263 347 or

Andy Horton. Tel: 01273 462043.

School Projects can be displayed and even web pages created by students can be uploaded on to the Internet.


We will also be running three competitions to celebrate World Oceans Day.

These are the:


First School pupils up to 11 years.

The River Adur runs out to sea through the town of Shoreham-by-Sea.

Prizes will awarded to the best illustrations or photograph of an animal of the oceans or seashore, or work depicting the living sea.

(The entry should not include ships and boats.) It should have a title. The best entries will be put on display on Coronation Green.


Middle School pupils 12 to 14 years.

Pende was the name of the place at the mouth of the River Adur lost to the inroads of the sea during medieval times.

Prizes will be awarded to the best illustrations or photographs of marine creatures or seascapes. The entry should have the name of the animal and a brief explanation about the picture, which will be taken into account by the judges.

The best entries will be put on display at either Coronation Green &/or the Civic Centre foyer display.


Older Students up to 18 years.

Glaucus was a Greek mythological character.

This competition is for the serious student of the marine environment. The entry can be any of the following

  1. An illustration, photograph, sculpture, calligraphy, audio composition or any other work of art or science about the sea, seashore or marine environment,
  2. An illustrated essay on the marine environment suitable for display, or for putting on the Internet as a complete web page.


The entries will be reviewed by a panel of marine experts, but the final assessment will be done by an independent judge.

Short-spined Sea Bullhead, Myoxocephalus scorpius 
(from the 1999 exhibition)  

The full copyright of the work will be retained by the contributor. However, all prize winners should be prepared to have their exhibits put on display for the period of the Adur Festival.

Internet Information

Additional information for teachers is available on the British Marine Life Study Society (BMLSS) web pages at:


Notes for Teachers:


World Oceans Day:


Adur Nature Notes:


Speakers are also available through the BMLSS, but expenses and fees may need to be paid.

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