School of Natural and Environmental Sciences



Calling all budding marine biologists and engineers!

World Oceans Day Competition for Schools

An exciting opportunity for school pupils from Year 5 to Year 13 to submit their ideas and research on ways we can protect our oceans. Poster topics can have a science or a design/technology focus.

Lots of fantastic prizes to be won for the teams and their schools. Prizes for artistic creativity too!!

  • Pupils from Year 5 to Year 13 are eligible to apply
  • Submit a poster on a theme connected to oceans and sustainability
  • Submissions can be by individuals, or teams up to classes of 32 pupils
  • Fantastic prizes ranging from book tokens to days out on Fisheries Patrol boats and Newcastle University’s research vessel 
  • Register your team online here
  • Deadline for submission of your project is 2pm on Wednesday 20th May 2020 - online submission
  • Celebration event on 8th June in the Sage Gateshead where the winners will be announced
  • To find out more, download the attached World Oceans Day competition information for teachers & club leaders or email   


Summer programme

Registration for our Summer Programme 2020 is now open.

To find out more about our marine careers-orientated week for 15+, please visit our Marine Pathways page.

You can also learn more about our Summer Schools for 9-14 year olds.

Other programmes

Find out what else the Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering offers schools and colleges.