Students call for plastic donations

Students hoping to create a large whale sculpture are calling for community members to donate their plastic instead of throwing it away.

Washed items including used milk bottles, lids, fruit wrap, clean food container, water bottles and more are wanted for the art piece.

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A collection point has been set up in the main reception for people to come and donate items.

Freya Johnson, Year 7, has a passion to cut plastic consumption. She believes making the sculpture will bring home to people how much plastic is used by people every day.

She hopes she will get a lot of support from staff, students and members of the community.

She said: “It is about reusing plastic, help people realise how much plastic they use and how it is affecting the school and the planet.

“I don’t think it will take very long to build the whale which is sad because that shows how much plastic people use every day.”

Freya was one of the leads in helping her primary school in Portreath become plastic-free. She has dreams of dong the same for Pool Academy.

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