Turning Single-Use Plastic into Something Fantastic

The Hawthorns | 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.
Image Description

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

The Hawthorns is a thriving, independent day prep school for girls and boys aged 2 to 13 years in Bletchingley, Surrey.  In a happy, family atmosphere we give each child every opportunity to realise their potential through academic achievement and by engaging in activities which build their confidence. We wish to fuel each child’s enthusiasm for life and encourage them to engage with the world they live in.

 

Find out more