Whale Tales

Whale Tales is a 18-month research, engagement and participation programme focussing on a juvenile Fin Whale found at Drigg, West Cumbria in 2014, now on display at Tullie House and named “Driggsby” following a public competition.

We and our project partner, Tullie House, will work with a consortium of six West Coast schools: children and families from isolated and disadvantaged coastal communities will explore whale life cycles and ecology through myth, legend and storytelling, and re-create Driggsby’s journey in their own illustrated book and major exhibition. They will identify and record our new marine and environmental heritage and the impact of plastic pollution that possibly changed the course of Driggsby’s life.
150 Reception & KS1 pupils and 30 parent volunteers will directly engage with the project, with an additional 2500 pupils and parents engaging through assemblies, workshops, events and exhibition visits.

Workshops have already began with the schools visiting Tullie House to begin learning about  “Driggsby”.

This project is thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.


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