Wednesday (19 June) was National Refill Day and it was only fitting that the youngest in society show their elders the way forward in cutting out plastic waste. The youngest pupils at Oare C of E Primary School proved that they have ‘got the bottle’ to prevent plastic pollution.
To bring National Refill Day 2019 to the attention of as many people as possible, Skylark Class showed the rest of the school just how important it is to use reusable water bottles rather than single-use bottles.
A small step it might be but very effective if taken up and copied by everyone else.
The class have become Ocean Explorers this term, learning about the impact of plastic waste on sea creatures and what they can do to help change this. They are working towards installing recycling points around the school; encouraging their parents to reduce the amount of plastic used when shopping and writing to local shops to ask them to install free water refill points.
“There is a real drive by the whole school to take care of our world and the concept of looking after the environment that lies behind this topic has really captured the children’s imagination. The school is serious about ensuring that even our youngest pupils understand the impact they can have and it has been lovely to see how excited they are about making a change!” said Mrs Gudrun Osborn, Headteacher of Oare C of E Primary when asked about the youngest class’s efforts.