Bede’s Prep Pupils Take Action on Ocean Pollution

Bede's Preparatory School | 16 Oct 2018
This term, Year 4 pupils at Bede’s Prep in Eastbourne have been learning more about plastic pollution on our oceans.
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The pupils created campaign posters detailing the damage that plastic causes to wildlife, and put their words into action by conducting a thorough beach clean on the stretch of Eastbourne coastline located minutes from the school.

Miriam Mcdonell, Year 4 Teacher, says, “The children were all shocked to learn that 8 million tonnes of plastic enters the sea each year! They were astounded by the amount of plastic recovered on their beach clean, but extremely pleased with their efforts. 

“One child said ‘I wouldn’t have believed on just three beaches that there would be so much plastic!’ and that although the beach clean was good fun, ‘it was also a bit upsetting’. Another child warns that ‘if we carry on – eventually all our marine life will be wiped out!’

“This year, Bede’s Prep has pledged to lower the plastic usage across the School which the children feel is a super step in the right direction. Year 4 pupils are now composing a letter to Prime Minister, Theresa May, to push for action on the issue.”

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About Bede's Preparatory School

Bede's Prep is a coeducational independent Day and Boarding school.

Our Prep School pupils, aged 4-13, work towards common entrance before they successfully move up to their next school.

Bede's Prep School is based in Eastbourne, nestled on a cliff top above Beachy Head, with stunning views of the sea.

Life is very busy here, with children enjoying a full and balanced programme of learning, where belief in the individual and our holistic educational philosophy focuses on the needs of each and every child.

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