Plastic Free Day

Plastic Free Day

On Wednesday 8th May some of our schools took part in Plastic Free Day, in honour of Sir David Attenborough’s 93rd birthday.

 

Your preferences have prevented this content from being loaded. If you have recently changed your preferences, please try reloading the pageChildren at Newbridge Junior School spent the day discussing the importance of reducing single-use plastic waste and creating posters on how we can make changes. Along with this, the classes took part in a Plastic Weigh-off where each class weighed their plastic rubbish at the end of the previous day and then again at the end of Plastic Free Day. Overall, the classes managed to reduce their plastic waste from 1.62kg to 420g- a whopping 1.2kg reduction in total!

 

 

 

 

At The Portsmouth Academy, throughout the day, students engaged in activities which gave them ideas about how they can go plastic free. This issue also inspired Year 8 and 10 students to produce artwork on the topic of how plastics are polluting the world’s oceans and harming the creatures that live in them. The year 10 students reused plastics in their work and others explored a range of textile techniques in their pieces. The artwork has been put on display at the Academy to raise awareness of this important environmental issue.