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Fishing For Plastic On The Thames

Fishing For Plastic On The Thames

Over a hundred children applied to be part of a student action team at Coleridge, which will plan and create campaigns in the school and local community that will help tackle the problem of single-use plastics. They all took the time to write letters explaining how passionate they were about the environment and what they wanted to do to help.

To kick-start the project, twenty-four children from Years 4-6 went on an exciting excursion that brought issues around marine plastics, litter and recycling to life. They travelled to the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre, where they boarded a 99% recycled plastic boat, Poly-Mer and fished for plastics along the waterways of Canary Wharf. Back on shore, the children learned about what can and can’t be recycled, and any plastic bottles they collected were sent to be used to make future boats!

The children will use what they learned on the trip to help plan the first part of their campaign. Watch this space for more exciting news from the group!