Caring for our oceans

Form 1 had a wonderful start to the week as the Dancathon had everyone excited and full of energy on a Monday morning.

The children all loved wearing their own clothes and it was a real treat to be able to dance and sing along to their favourite songs with disco lights, led enthusiastically by Form 7. After this exciting morning, we continued with our recycling topic finding out about how we can reduce, reuse and recycle plastic and how important this is. The children were fascinated to learn that plastic does not biodegrade and a plastic bottle that is made today will be around for hundreds of years, never changing or breaking down. We looked at the impact plastic has on the environment, especially on the oceans and the animals that live there.

Form 1 listened to a story all about creatures in the sea who were surrounded by plastic and we discussed what the animals might be thinking and feeling. We then wrote thought bubbles for the different characters in the story.  Some children went on to make posters all about keeping the sea free from plastic and being careful not to use single-use plastic whenever possible.