While our parliamentarians are locked in acrimonious dispute over Brexit, the current generation of school children are in despair over the future of the planet. Eloise Durn, aged nine, who goes to Strand on the Green Junior School, was so upset by watching the BBC’s War on Plastic that she went straight to her room to research plastic waste on the internet. She presented her ideas on what she personally and other children at her school could do about it, in an assembly at the school yesterday. Her ideas are practical and easily achievable.
Specific to her school, she has asked that on trips pupils take a rucksack instead of a plastic bag and a water bottle instead of juice boxes. She has also written to the organisers of the school’s after school club to ask that instead of using disposable plastic plates and throwing them away every day, they use solid, reusable plates (which she is prepared to raise funds for) and get the children to do the washing up on a rota.
These are a few of the slides from her presentation. If you would like to invite her to come and give the full presentation to your school, email us at email@example.com and we will pass on the request.
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