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The Plastic-free Challenge

Bird sitting on a beach with plastic.
Two students holding plastic.

by Deanna Ferguson

When the Room 5 students at Motueka South School saw a video about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, they were inspired to take action. There’s a lot of media attention on how plastic is polluting the oceans, and it sometimes seems as if the problem is too big to tackle. These students show that it’s possible to make small changes that lead to big results.

Series: School Journal Level 2 November 2018

Learning area: English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science

Curriculum level: 2

Reading year level: 4

Category: Non-fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Topics: Boyan Slat, challenge, citizenship, cooperation, environment, Great Pacific Garbage Patch, inspiration, Motueka South School, Ocean Cleanup, Pacific Ocean, planning, plastic, pollution, recycling, rubbish, sea creatures, social action, sustainability

In: School Journal Level 2 November 2018

Publication date: November 2018

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