Turning Single-Use Plastic into Something Fantastic

The Hawthorns School | 11 Jul 2019 | Top News Story
Pupils from The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley, Surrey work with local artists to create a piece of art highlighting the issues caused by single-use plastics.
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Pupils from The Hawthorns School in Bletchingley, Surrey worked with local artists Pippa Ward and Anna Louise Cox to create a piece of art highlighting the issues caused by single-use plastics.

Led by the Head of Conservation, Lizzie Bruce, and Eco Team pupils, plastic bottle tops collected by the children and their families were threaded onto fishing line, which was subsequently attached to the pipe. The sight of the torrent of bottle tops that seem to be gushing out of the pipe creates a very visual reminder of the plastics that drain into our rivers and seas and its presence will prompt dialogue about single-use plastics continues for years to come.

Headmaster, Adrian Floyd commented, “Here at The Hawthorns we are very conscious of the impact we as a school have on the environment. As part of our sustainability programme, The Hawthorns School is committed to becoming Zero Waste to Landfill next year.”



About The Hawthorns School

The Hawthorns is a thriving, prep school for girls and boys aged 2 to 13 in Bletchingley, Surrey, just 30 minutes from central London.  Set within 35 idyllic acres of county estate, Hawthorns children are given the time and space they need to enjoy their childhood. This day school supports busy parents by offering wraparound childcare from 7.15am to 6.00pm during term-time, as well as all year round holiday clubs.

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