Schools join ‘pointless plastic’ challenge

Sustainable Bridgnorth’s ‘Make One Change’ mission to tackle plastic pollution has been boosted by support from Castlefields Primary and Oldbury Wells Schools.

Year 9’s amazing response saw 100% of them pledging to use a refill bottle, avoid using plastic bags or ensure all food is wrapped in non-plastic material.

Castlefields School researched facts about plastic waste and the children were challenged to produce an independently written, open letter persuading the people of Bridgnorth to change their plastic consumption habits. The letter competition was won by Charlie Fletcher.

Mayor of Bridgnorth, Sarah Barlow, judged the competition and said, “All the letters written were of excellent quality and certainly worked well as a way of persuading the reader to listen to the argument. The message was very clear and well-written by all those shortlisted.”

There is a free fun family Eco Trail in town until July 31. Mimi the cat is on a mission to discover what she can do to reduce single use plastic and has left a trail of clues for others to follow to see what they can do too. All completed trail forms returned to the library will be randomly drawn for some fabulous prizes. Trail Sheets are available from the Refill Shops.

CAPTION: Sarah Godden (CEO TrustEd Schools), Dan Barlow (Castlefield’s Year 5 teacher), Pupils from Castlefields (front row) and Oldbury Wells (back row), Craig Hailes (Oldbury Wells School, Citizenship teacher), and Bridgnorth Mayor, Sarah Barlow.


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