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Purbrook pupils tackle plastic waste

Purbrook pupils tackle plastic waste

Pupils at Purbrook Park School are doing their bit to prevent plastic waste and drawing attention to the problem in our oceans by collecting all plastic bottles from school and home and using them to create a plastic bottle greenhouse within the school.

World Aware Group, run by History Teacher Anna Walsh, is focusing on how we can do our bit in Hampshire to reduce, reuse and recycle plastic. Pupils are donating their bottles to help the cause and collect school house points in the process.

Purbrook Park School will be able to use the greenhouse in the future to grow plants, fruit and vegetables. For the base, pupils have been asked to create eco-bricks, bottles stuffed full of non-recyclable plastic, which reinforces them and makes them heavier and sturdier for building the structure. Work is planned to begin in the spring. According to National Geographic, 40 per cent of plastic produced is single use. Mrs Walsh, the leader of this project, stated ‘That’s why it’s important that we make our children more environmentally aware and show them ways to be more responsible.’

The project would gratefully accept donations from the local community towards helping the development of this greenhouse.

For further information, please contact Anna Walsh on awalsh@purbrook.hants.sch.uk


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