Marine Discovery Day

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Last Thursday saw another fabulous warm sunny day in Polzeath for our annual participation in Marine Discovery Day – this years organisations included NT, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Polzeath Marine Conservation Group,¬†Shark Trust, Padstow National Lobster Hatchery, Cornwall Seal Group, Fathoms Free Divers and the RNLI¬†beach lifeguards. The beach was packed with half term holiday makers so everyone’s stalls had a steady flow of visitors learning about all things marine conservation wise, joining in the rock pool ramble, enjoying arts & crafts and watching RNLI rescue demos.

The highlight of¬†the Trust¬†offering was the annual and hotly contested sand sculpture competition. This year was one of the best yet with a packed arena of ambitious entries – judging really was very hard as we had to pick out just three from a superb range of sculptures…….But here are this years worthy winners.

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3rd Place. Mini Pus – a Minions character octopus! Awesome! Made by Geno Hounsham, Chloe Gordon and Nathan MacCarron from Southampton

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2nd place -Cushion star – inspired by their rock pool ramble earlier that morning. Made by Harriet, Laurence and Emma Miller from Wadebridge

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1st Prize – Basking shark. Fab winning sculpture by Monty, Max and Sarah Hargitay from near Stroud

 

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