About Lorient’s clean up:

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Children set the example as a group of volunteers left Bétahon beach looking spotless as part of the indefatigable campaign to Keep the Oceans Clean! The youngsters took to the cleaning with an energy that ensured every inch of terrain was completely rubbish-free in a beach clean organised by Surfrider Foundation Morbihan.”Children make up the best audience to have at these cleans,” João Parrinha of Skeleton Sea. “They are so interested and engaged and eager to learn more.”João will lead the children in the next phase of the operation too — as the flotsam and jetsam found during the beach clean is turned into an eye-catching sculpture during a series of art workshops this week. Afterwards, Maryse Deniaud from Surfrider Foundation Morbihan spoke to the young audience about the importance of keeping our beaches clean. The Art Workshops are running each day until Saturday from 10am-12pm and 1pm-4pm in the tent beside the Volunteers Centre at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Lorient and everyone is welcome.

This week will see over 400 school children creating plastic fish and marine creatures from the collected rubbish, which will be put together by João to form a collaborative installation called ‘The Sea.‘ The artwork-in-progress can be seen in the Volvo Ocean Race Village outside the Workshop space — a colourful and creative reminder of the importance of keeping the oceans clean! Source. www.volvooceanrace.com.