A Plastic Ocean

Year 3 are most excited about their topic – ‘Plastic Planet’.

We received a letter from Great Thunberg, asking us to help her to save the planet. We watched some of her speech to the UN leaders at the World Climate summit and were fully engrossed in her plight and what we could do to help too. We were upset to see what plastic pollution was doing to our oceans and the creatures that call it home.

Every year we produce nearly 300 million tons of plastic, half of which is single use. More than 8 million tons of this plastic is dumped into the ocean each year, devastating the environment and the species that live in this complex and delicate ecosystem.”

After lunch, we returned to the classrooms to find them covered in rubbish! We talked about how this made us feel.

Next, we decided  to  create a piece of artwork using paint and some of the rubbish to  portray a powerful message to our school community.

First we used paint and a sponging technique to create the background.

Then we used the rubbish to create creatures, messages and the world. We were really pleased with our effort and the creations and enjoyed working collaboratively.

Our amazing artwork will be displayed in the Year 3 corridor.