Beach plastic and (hopefully) saving birds!

This week Grade 1-5 students are watching a documentary of Richard and Judith Lang’s beach plastic art projects:

This story has inspired us to cooperative action! Students are keen to bring, to the library collection point, their own contributions of clean colorful plastic pieces found at the beach or collected from their homes. We then plan to make a curtain of beach plastic pieces to hang in the hallway leading to the cafeteria. There is glass on both sides of the walkway there and it seems that birds think it’s an open thoroughfare and frequently fly into the glass and stun or kill themselves. Hopefully with the curtain of plastic pieces it will stop this, and also provide some stunning art work for everyone to enjoy.

The importance of trying to keep plastic out of our oceans was very powerfully told to us through this ‘mokumentary’:

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