Earlier this year, Alexandra made me aware of a national initiative from Surfers Against Sewage - a national marine conservation and campaigning charity that protects oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. They are committed to removing plastic pollution from our beaches and seas and raising awareness of the impact plastic has on ocean life around the world.
I invited children from Year 4 and Year 5 to form a committee to raise awareness throughout the school and our local community about this important issue.
A group of nine enthusiastic children now form this committee and have decided to call themselves the SOS team - Save our Seas!
The school has signed up to become a Plastic Free School and, with the help of our SOS team, aim to complete the 5 objectives set by the project in order for the school to achieve the Plastic Free School award.
Over the coming weeks, the SOS team will be working together to identify the amount and type of single use plastic in school and in our homes; to encourage us all to reduce the amount we use; to encourage us to recycle and clean up our beaches.
Details of the 5 objectives we need to complete can be found below.