We hope that the sculptures will actively encourage community participation and as a result we will see:
We are inviting all of the Island's primary schools to take part in a competition to design our four Fill A Fish sculptures. The winning designs will then be brought to life by The Farmyard Studio before living permanently on a beach that is local to your school.
We would like to engage with each school through joining assemblies or visiting classrooms as they work through the design process, so make sure you book in a visit with our team for January or February.
All of the information on how you can enter, key dates and design hints and tips can be found in our competition pack below.
Beach Buddies was founded in October 2006 when two people were walking on Kirk Michael beach with their dogs. Until then no one had any idea of the scale of the environmental problem facing our Island.
Within a few weeks they had collected hundreds of bags of rubbish, some of the materials dating back as far as 30 years.
After operating on a very small scale for several years, Beach Buddies have recruited over 8,000 volunteers to help keep our beaches clean and free from plastic.
Isle Listen is an early intervention and positive mental health charitable initiative that provides support and training in schools, the workplace and community, helping people to recognise that mental health is just as important as physical health.
Their aim is for everybody in the Isle of Man to feel emotionally empowered and effectively supported with their mental health.
Darren and Steph from The Farmyard Studio exhibit internationally in Japan & London using Ice and Clay, metal, bronze & natural materials.
They are also the makers of the original Basking Shark, The Giant Manannan Mac Lir and Loaghtan Sheep sculptures, the Wild Life Park Elk, Southern Show Centenary Bull and When I grow up RNLI Bronze.