Pupils and staff from West Buckland have joined the campaign to abolish single-use plastics that find their way into our oceans and are a major threat to wildlife.
On Friday last week, a group of Year 9s attended the Surfers Against Sewage “Plastic Free North Devon” launch and will be taking part in beach cleans as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award volunteering section. This comes on the back of further work that they have been doing to highlight this serious problem, by making suncatchers to raise money for the charity and its campaign. Pupils from Years 7 and 8 have also been making a display out of plastic in an after school art club to raise awareness of the problem of plastic pollution in our seas. The plastic was collected by Nurdle.org.uk a company set up by ex-West Buckland School pupil Joshua Beech (back right) with funding from Plymouth University.
The launch event, held in Braunton, was a phenomenal success and the venue was packed. The pupils managed to raise £35 on the evening by selling their sun catchers, which they presented to Surfers Against Sewage to help them raise funds for their Plastic Free Schools project.