Is Plastic Fantastic?
Year 7 enjoy an enlightening talk by author and eco-journalist Sarah Roberts
In 2021-22, Save the World Club participated in some of the ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ campaigns and were selected by Scholastic to receive a free workshop with environmental expert and eco-journalist Sarah Roberts.
Sarah is also an author and refers to herself as a ‘storyteller’. Sarah has travelled the world – from coastal rainforests to the African bush – working with wildlife everywhere she goes. On her adventures she discovered that even in the most isolated ecosystems on the planet, you cannot escape the impact of pollution on the natural world. In 2014, she set up an education outreach project to raise awareness of the issue, and published her first children’s book, Somebody Swallowed Stanley, which has been used in schools around the world to teach young people about plastic pollution.
We were delighted to welcome Sarah via Zoom to speak to Year 7 on Thursday 18th May. Sarah’s informative talk engaged and inspired the students. They were shocked to hear that every turtle has plastic in their body due to plastic pollution in our oceans. Also, that so many salmon die before they reach their breeding ground because of the micro-plastics they have swallowed.
Year 7 were brilliant at asking Sarah lots of questions and have been inspired to create a display, which will be up on the Humanities office window after half term!