EDN Education Spotlight: Stanton Bridge Primary School

The Challenge

End Plastic Pollution

The Place

Stanton Bridge Primary School in Coventry, England

The Project

Students from the ages of 3 to 11 at Stanton Bridge Primary School participated in activities on World Environment Day that focussed on the impact of plastic pollution on our planet.

  • Students and staff recycled a school’s worth of plastics together.
  • Younger students read books about plastic pollution and played games to practice sorting plastics and non-plastics.
  • Older students wrote a series of letters and persuasive essays to incite action within their community and their country; letters went to individuals ranging from the head of the local recycling facility to the Prime Minister of England.
  • Students of all ages made posters to show how much they care about ending plastic pollution.

Thank you, Miss Shelina, for sharing your story with us. Keep up the good work, Stanton Bridge!

The Actions We Can All Take to Make A Difference

Use our Plastic Pollution Calculator to see how much plastic you use (then plan to reduce it!).

Explore our Plastic Pollution Toolkit to find out more on the subject.

Use our K-12 Toolkit with students and share your own stories with us about environmental education (email us at education@earthday.org).

— Suzanne Singer

About EDN’s Education Spotlight: We are always excited to hear about the actions of teachers and students to address environmental issues. After all, we are counting on the next generation of environmental leaders to help us with our work for years to come! While it wouldn’t be possible to feature every good example, we are taking time to shine a spotlight on select projects and to share environmental education stories with the hope of inspiring others to replicate these efforts in their own communities. You can share your education stories for consideration by emailing us at education@earthday.org and/or tagging us in photos on social media and using the #EDNEducation hashtag.