This class was selected because of their hard work during the school year on a French project called “Oceansemble”. To welcome him, the school children were wearing a red watch cap to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the renamed scientist Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who made indelible impression of the importance of protecting our planet and its oceans. More than that, they welcomed J M Cousteau with a special Tahitian song named “te miti” (the sea). It was the opportunity for them to encounter a famous defender of the Oceans, who has travelled all around the world…
Jean Michel Cousteau has shown them pollution and all damages on marine life including also birds, explaining them why we have to protect the Blue Planet for themselves and the next generations.
At the end of the morning, each child was happy to receive a “Citizen of the Ocean” passport, swearing that they will protect their islands, their oceans forever. Jean Michel Cousteau was off to new countries again entrusting by this collective awakening of the school children.
Did you know?? Captain Cousteau’s red watch cap symbolizes his success as a personality that paved the way for generations to care about oceans.