Editor's Note: This was so good, I had to share it. Teaching students at an early age about plastic pollution is so important!
>> Republished from Weedon Bec Parish Council
Plastic Bag Free Village News: School Pupils join the campaign
Pupils at Weedon Bec Primary School have been busy learning about the Plastic Bag Free village campaign.
A competition for pupils to produce a poster to promote the Plastic Bag Free Village initiative was launched during a special Assembly in October. The children had a short presentation about the problems associated with the use of plastic carrier bags.
The competition winners were Emily Foley in Year 6 and Pippa Raymond in Year 4. Both received a rucksack and re-usable packed lunch items kindly donated by “Onya” bags. Copies of their posters will be displayed, in full colour, around the village shops and notice boards.
Between now and the end of term, every child in the school will be given a re-usable cotton bag, courtesy of Daventry District Council, which they will decorate and take home in time for Christmas. Our special thanks go to the Headmaster, Mr Witheyman and to Vicky Rodhouse who leads the Eco Club at the school for their support and enthusiasm for the project.
The Village Brownie Pack has also joined the campaign and will be busy working on their Environment badges over the next few weeks. Your Parish Councillors have also visited many of the local traders to promote the campaign and discuss alternatives to plastic bags. Many of the traders have already taken steps to reduce the use of plastic bags by not offering plastic bags at the checkout unless specifically requested by the customer. Some traders already use paper bags wherever possible in preference to plastic. Pippas poster
Source: Original posted at Weedon Bec Parish Council