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Year 1 welcome Celine Cousteau, granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau

During the most recent lockdown, Year 1 had a guest speaker in their English lessons, Celine Cousteau, the granddaughter of Jacques Cousteau, inventor of SCUBA diving equipment.

Earlier in the term, our lower years English teacher, Jacqui read The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino to the children and, as a result, one of our lovely Year 1 parents, organised the meeting for us as she knows Celine.

Céline S. Cousteau is a socio-environmental advocate and public figure. She is known for her work as a documentary film director, producer, explorer, artist, public speaker, brand ambassador and designer, and is a frequent panelist at the United Nations in New York.

During the lesson, Celine talked about her family and their work and told the children about her expeditions and film making in the Amazon. The children were able to ask her questions and see some of her photographs and video clips. Celine explained to the children that Indigenous tribes around the world make up just 5% of the world’s human population but are the guardians of 80% of the world’s biodiversity. It was a privilege to meet her and we await the release of her film ‘Tribes on the Edge’ in the UK with great excitement.