In Year 4, we are campaigning to reduce the use of plastic within our school community and beyond. This campaign was initiated by the Year 4 girls, led by Eliza, and supported enthusiastically by Miss Kersey.
Eliza shared her concerns about the amount of plastic entering the oceans by creating posters and presenting a PowerPoint to the class. She told us about the shocking amount of plastic that is dumped in our oceans, affecting marine life and killing sea animals. As a class we decided to do something positive to highlight this issue and make a change. As plastic is man-made, it is our responsibility to solve the problems that we have created.
During a whole school assembly, the girls delivered a thought-provoking presentation in which they shared facts about the catastrophic effect plastic is having on our environment. Did you know that in the UK each household uses around 480 plastic bottles a year but only recycles 270 of these bottles?
The class has designed and decorated linen bags to raise money for the WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity. These practical and attractive bags are being sold after school for £2.50 and all have their own unique image. So far, we have sold 31 bags and look forward to that number increasing over the coming weeks.
Please help us to make a change.