The group was formed as part of a LAT wide Connecting Classrooms project with primary schools in Capetown, South Africa funded by the British Council. The project's focus is number 14 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: Life Below Water and is all about anti-plastic pollution, a topic currently very much on our pupils' minds and in the news too.
The S.O.S. (Save Our Seas) group at S.P.S is made up of 12 children from the Lower Phase, who meet every Friday lunchtime to brainstorm ideas to help raise awareness and tackle the issue of plastic pollution here in school and in the wider community of West Park and Honicknowle. A similar group is working towards the same aims in one of our twinned schools:
Golden Grove Primary School, Capetown, South Africa.
So far pupils have completed single use plastic audits in their homes and held a competition to design a logo for the group which they will then use on campaign letters, posters and maybe even t-shirts! They will also have a stall at the S.P.S. Summer Fayre - come and visit them there.