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Plastic Clever Day

On Friday 16th March we ran our first ‘Plastic Clever Day’ in school. We had Cornish author Ellie Jackson, who discussed how her books are based on real life and Anna Turns discussing how amazing the estuary and sea is around us and how we need to look after it by not using single-use plastics during the introduction to the day assembly. Throughout the day we had different activities going on: Year 6 looked at a Salcombe Primary ‘Plastic Clever’ Manifesto; Hazel Class were creating their very own super plastic material that could be multi-use; Acorns Class were using litter that they found around the school site to create the Blue Peter 60th Anniversary picture and all of the school created posters that were against the use of water balloons at the crabbing trawler race and not using single-use plastics. Dr Sarah Wollaston (our local MP) came in to speak to the children about what they did and give Francesca (Oak Class) and Joey (Hazel Class) their prizes for having the winning posters. This is just the start of our journey to make Salcombe Primary School and the town completely ‘Plastic Clever’. Thank you to Mr Nott and Anna Turns for organising such a wonderful event, the children got so much out of it! Please follow @SalcombePlasticClever on Facebook to support this campaign. If any parents with their children would like to help out for an hour at the Plastic Clever stand at Salcombe Crabfest on Sunday 6th May, please get in touch with Anna Turns on the playground or via Facebook page.