Local Schoolgirl Picked to Become Sea Life Rockpool Ranger

Sea Life Blackpool has appointed a local schoolgirl as its first-ever ‘Rockpool Ranger’ – the aquarium’s official voice on conservation, marine life protection, and more.

  • Burnley schoolgirl Ellie Speight named Sea Life Blackpool’s inaugural Rockpool Ranger.
  • Seven-year-old Ellie is now the aquarium’s official voice on various all-important topics.
  • Ellie will help to champion the protection of endangered sea life and inspire others to do the same.

Local schoolgirl Ellie Speight has been selected from hundreds of applicants to become Sea Life Blackpool’s first-ever Rockpool Ranger. Sea Life regular Ellie is now the popular Blackpool-based aquarium’s official voice on ocean conservation, protecting at-risk sea creatures, raising awareness of endangered species, and inspiring others to do the same.

Ellie, from Burnley, has been visiting Sea Life Blackpool with her parents since she was just a baby. As the aquarium’s official Rockpool Ranger, a voiceover recorded by Ellie will play to Sea Life Blackpool’s thousands of annual visitors. The voiceover centres on educating the aquarium’s visitors on numerous topics, primarily focusing on conservation.

Sea Life Blackpool chose Ellie as its first-ever Rockpool Ranger from hundreds of other hopefuls of all ages after she impressed staff with her knowledge of protecting marine life and her passion for ocean conservation. That includes raising money for the Sea Life Trust, adopting a wild seal, and helping with vital beach clean-ups.

In addition to being Sea Life Blackpool’s official voice, budding marine expert Ellie will also help with hands-on tasks alongside other members of staff. That includes preparing food for the aquarium’s jellyfish, sharks, and turtles… but only when she’s not busy with her schoolwork, of course.

Congratulations, Ellie! Here’s to your ongoing studies and a successful future career in a field you love.

Cover photo by Anthony Devlin via Sea Life Blackpool.