Student presses for a plastic-free school

A student is calling on staff and students at Pool Academy to help transform it into a plastic-free school.

Freya wants to lead Pool Academy into a plastic-free world

Freya wants to lead Pool Academy into a plastic-free world

Freya Johnson, Year 7, was one of the leads in helping her primary school in Portreath become plastic-free - and she now wants to do the same at Pool.

She said it will be a tough job as it is a much bigger school but she is determined and wants others to help her on her quest.

The student, who has spoken about the importance of reducing plastic waste in London, is ready to guide her new peers on a similar journey at the secondary school.

She said: “Plastic is everywhere. I live near the beach and every weekend if you go on the beach you can see it there.

“My old primary school is plastic free and I helped with that. I went to London and spoke to a prince about it as well.

“I know what I am talking about as I was the leader on the plastic free team at Portreath and I would like to be the lead at Pool Academy as well.

“I would like to see more recycling bins to give people more of a chance to recycle items.

“It is going to be a hard job as it is a bigger school but I am up for the challenge.”