Pupils at Holy Cross Primary launched their campaign against plastics this week by joining forces with volunteers from Brighter Uckfield to combat litter on the streets of the town.
In their bid to banish litter from the streets surrounding the school children from reception, year one and year six carefully collected the rubbish filling eight large bin bags.
During the week-long campaign, the children will be engaging with learning about plastics and their impact on the environment both locally and worldwide.
This will be aided by an awareness raising talk by representatives from Southern Water who will highlight the issues surrounding our sewer system. Using an interactive and fun presentation, Daniel and Tim, will teach pupils about what blocks our sewers and the micro plastics that cannot be removed by their treatment process, subsequently flowing into our seas causing damage to animals that ingest them.
With this campaign the school hopes to engender in the children the courage to campaign for their beliefs and be advocates for what they know is right.
Holy Cross Headteacher, Mrs Dart said: “We aim to teach our children to have beliefs and to be brave enough to stand up for them.
“We are using Campaign Against Plastics week to show how this can be done and why we should campaign for what we believe is right.
“The children have fully embraced it and are loving learning how they can help the world they inherit.”