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Plastic Pollution Awareness Event

26th June 2019

Pupils took part in a plastic pollution awareness raising event on Monday as they filled the school pool with single use plastic.

The event raised awareness of the plight of our oceans as a result of plastic pollution and emphasised the importance of correct recycling. The pool was filled with plastic which pupils then attempted to swim through, which highlights the potential reality future generations will face when swimming in our seas and what is currently a reality in some parts of the world.

This follows on from a whole school focus in many different departments this year, including a Plastic Pollution Impact Day organised by the Humanities Faculty which saw Year 4 pupils from local primary schools visit Trinity and carry out many different activities using single use plastic.

Earlier in the year, Maosulia, our Young Enterprise team, reached the Regional Final at the Met Office. Their concept was a series of books and promotional products featuring a turtle motif with the aim of educating members of the public and particularly younger children about the importance of plastic recycling.