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.
3rd Place. Mini Pus – a Minions character octopus! Awesome! Made by Geno Hounsham, Chloe Gordon and Nathan MacCarron from Southampton
2nd place -Cushion star – inspired by their rock pool ramble earlier that morning. Made by Harriet, Laurence and Emma Miller from Wadebridge
1st Prize – Basking shark. Fab winning sculpture by Monty, Max and Sarah Hargitay from near Stroud