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Nipper the Crab at the launch of Isle of Wight Day 2018 earlier this year

The Isle of Wight Day Team are today (Thursday) escorting their beach cleaning hero Nipper the Crab to Gunwharf Quays, where he will be embarking on an exciting sailing trip on the Wetwheels Solent boat.

Nipper will sail to 1851 Trust to meet a group of school children from St Mary’s Primary School in Ryde, who will be taking part in a dynamic educational visit at the Tech Deck education centre, interacting with some of the latest technologies used by the British America’s Cup Team and learning about the real world of applied STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).

Becky Daley, Isle of Wight Day co-ordinator, said:

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‘This is wonderful opportunity for us to help educate the next generation about the importance of keeping our oceans free from waste. Isle of Wight Day and Nipper are working hard to keep our Island clean and it’s brilliant to team up with Wet Wheels and the 1851 Trust, who provide amazing opportunities on and off the water for young people to become STEM innovators and ‘stewards of the future’’.

Isle of Wight Day is celebrating its third year on Saturday 22nd September by organising the largest coastline clean-up in the British Isles, clearing all 67 miles of Island coastline of plastic waste and rubbish.

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