Pupils take action on plastic

March 18 2019
Pupils take action on plastic

WHILE older children are protesting over climate change, primary school pupils in Thornbury are taking their own action to help the environment.

Year 4 pupils at Crossways School have been making ecobricks as part of learning about plastic and its impact on our environment.

Ecobricks are plastic bottles which are packed with plastic waste that cannot be recycled and might otherwise end up in landfill or even oceans. The idea of using the filled bottles for building programmes started in Guatemala in 2014. Ecobricks which are used to build furniture and even walls of people’s homes need to weigh 220g and be stuffed so densely that they can take someone’s weight without changing shape.

At Crossways, the bricks will be used to build something in the school grounds. When former Thornbury mayor Helen Harrison came in to meet the children they talked to her about their ecobricks and read a poem to her about recycling. She was even given a brick to take home.