Year two has begun with ‘Plastic, not so fantastic!’
4 October 2023
Following the successful launch of The Great British School Trip earlier in the year, Hyundai has marked the start of the highly anticipated second year of the programme with existing partner Healthy Seas, a charity dedicated to tackling the ghost fishing phenomenon that is responsible for the death of countless marine animals. As a hero partner, Healthy Seas will support Hyundai in educating and inspiring the next generation.
A study involving children aged 6 – 12 years old across the UK revealed they are unaware of some of the wider environmental issues that we face across the country with only two-fifths (40%) admitting to understanding what global warming is.
A Great British School Trip
As part of an ongoing partnership between Hyundai Motor Company and Tate, this September trip has been facilitated by Tate St Ives in Cornwall and is timely as it coincides with Recycling Awareness Week. As part of the trip, children took part in an art workshop in Tate St Ives, transforming plastic bottles they had used at home that week into a seascape of marine life.
The trip has helped children understand the basics of littering, protecting the marine ecosystem, and the circular economy – using plastic for good, by recycling for second use.
"I’m extremely proud to officially announce that Hyundai’s Great British School Trip programme will be taking place for a second year this September, as we help even more children across the country attend school trips. We're proud of our partnership with Healthy Seas to bolster our commitment to developing emission-free mobility solutions. With Healthy Seas’ expertise in protecting marine ecosystems, we share a vision for making the world a better place for future generations. It’s imperative that we teach this information to the next generation, and what better way to learn than to get out and see the good work that charities are doing first-hand." - Ashley Andrew - President, Hyundai Motor UK
Keep your eyes peeled for new and exciting school trip opportunities coming soon! In the meantime check out our venue page for exciting school trip venues you might like to visit.