Thanks to Sarah Clear, Education Programme Manager from the Rediscovery Centre, for the wonderful ‘Plastics Problems’ workshops with our 3rd class pupils this week.

We learned

  • Where plastic comes from
  • What it is used for
  • The different types of plastics available
  • The problems in today’s world with single-use plastics and the over-reliance on plastic
  • What we can do to use less single-use plastics.

We were quite shocked to hear that Ireland makes 61kg of plastic waste per person, per year! We have also decided to never buy chewing or bubble gum again!

The children had the opportunity to design their own ‘Plastics Education’ posters at the end of the workshop to showcase what they had learned