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NEARLY 3000 students at TPLT are becoming among the first in Britain to lead the way in getting rid of lethal disposable plastics that are wrecking lives, health and the planet

The inspiring students of PCSA, WCSA, and St Anne’s are joining staff in taking to their schools with litter pickers to blitz plastics into bins, and to rid disposable plastic from the restaurant.

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The new student school teams want to answer the call from Sir David Attenborough and become a Plastic-Free-School and to help the ambitious Weston Mercury Cleaner Coastlines campaign to clean up the beach and receive Plastic-Free Coastline status.

The new school teams are already relentless in making their environments litter free.

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They are now on a drive to rid the school of ‘disposable’ plastic, which is causing eight million tonnes of it is ending up in the oceans every year, killing already-endangered marine life and even ending up in the food chain.

Partnering with Pabulum which provides the restaurant and catering facilities at PCSA and WCSA, they will now get rid of plastics in the school restaurant, classrooms and offices.

The actions include:

Filling up at water fountains rather than buying bottles of water.

Getting rid of food condiments

Removing the use of plastic straws.

Children at St Anne’s Primary School are also focussing on a 10 week ‘Who Has The Power?’ campaign to demonstrate the power every child and adult has over removing plastics.

Principal Jacqui Scott of WCSA said: “We want to be a school that leads the way in this. Our students are inspiring and taking direct action to help marine life and our very planet.”

Principal Jane McBride of PCSA said: “At PCSA we are passionate about being proactive with this global issue and fully recognise the fact that we have a duty to try to leave the world a better place for everyone. Small changes can make big differences.”

Principal Lisa Dadds of St Anne’s said: “We are showing every single child the power they have to change the world. This is a strong campaign to rid the world of plastics and we can start with our school.”