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Eco-Warriors

Our children are passionate about environmental issues, and in this role they will take a lead in encouraging an eco-friendly approach across the school. They will be involved in projects such as litter picking, recycling and surveying the rubbish on Bexhill beach (with a particular focus on plastic).

Children had to apply for the position of Eco-Warrior, telling us what they could bring to the team. Our successful candidates are:

Crisp Packet Recycling

Daisy has asked that we take part in a crisp recycling project from TerraCycle. Not only does this take plastic out of landfill, crisp packets are recycled into various useful items, including thermal 'blankets' used by the air ambulance service. You can read her letter here.  

Strandliners Visit

Our Eco-Warriors enjoyed a visit from Andy Dinsdale of Strandliners CIC. After a presentation about marine pollution, they tried to identify the items of plastic rubbish found on the beach, and then looked at a Marine Conservation Society survey. We hope to put our new knowledge into good use on our beach visit next week. You can find out more about Andy's work on our local beaches here.

Beach Clean/Survey

The Eco-Warriors took part in their first beach clean and survey on 23rd October, using equipment provided by Surfers Against Sewage and Strandliners. On what appeared to be a clean beach, they found 5 pieces of glass; 12 pieces of metal; 47 pieces of wood, paper and cloth; and a staggering 162 pieces of plastic in our 100 metre survey area. They removed 1.2 kg of rubbish from the beach in total, all as very small pieces. Their data have been submitted as part of the Ocean Activists Plastic Audit. Well done to our eagle-eyed Eco-Warriors!

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