PLASTIC POLLUTION IN THE OCEAN

by Chloe, Amy and Ayesha

In their recent Drop Down Day year 9 students learnt about the dangers of plastic products and how they affected wildlife in the ocean. To develop their understanding and awareness of the issues they produced a colourful collage of sea creatures using recycled materials and fabrics. The inspiring work included creations of turtles, jellyfish and stingrays.

Did you know?

  • Scientists have recently discovered micro-plastics embedded deep in the arctic ice
  • Around 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every day
  • 5000 items of plastic pollution have been found per mile of beach in the UK
  • Recent studies have revealed marine plastic pollution in 100% of marine turtles, 59% of whales, 36% of seals and 40% of seabird species examined
  • Over 1 million sea birds have been killed due to pollution