A Preparatory School year group encouraged their schoolmates to ‘Beat the Plastic’ during a special assembly last week.
The Year 3 contingent at Rydal Penrhos held the event to lend their support to World Environment Day, which took place a day prior to the assembly on Wednesday, June 6, and took on the theme of highlighting the need to eliminate plastic from our day-to-day lives.
The class used the story of The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith to write their own tale about the problem of plastic in the environment.
In The Hodgeheg, Max the hedgehog faces the hazards of crossing the busy road safely, and the group altered the story so the creature faced the problem of plastic waste in the environment and the dangers and hazards it causes for wildlife.
Teacher and Eco-Committee leader Julie Woodthorpe, said: “Their message was to recycle plastic, use alternative materials to plastic and buy items which are not wrapped in plastic, to try to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the world.”
This is the latest in a series of Eco-based initiatives put on by Rydal Penrhos’ caring staff throughout the academic year, which has seen the Prep School raise much-needed funds for causes such as Water Aid in addition to improving the carbon footprint on site.
Deputy Head Alison Hind, added: “This is yet further proof of just how much fantastic work is being done to raise awareness of climate change and the need for recycled materials by Mrs Woodthorpe, and it is something that is really capturing the imagination of our caring pupils.”