Plastic crisis: Young people are leading the change

We’ve been so inspired by a new wave of young eco warriors, sparked by a schools competition in the UK run by Authors4Oceans. Hundreds of children have been collecting plastic waste and making sculptures of sea creatures, to raise awareness of the ocean crisis.

Sharks, sea turtles, dolphins and whales have been created out of pieces of waste plastic, resulting in some spectacular creations. And children have been so inspired by the project that they’ve been picking up rubbish on beaches while they are on holiday.

Here are some of the amazing sea creature sculptures made last month in UK schools, by classes of children aged five to eleven. Thanks to the brilliant teachers for working on these inspirational projects with the children, including one of our WildQuest crew who is now teaching and inspiring a new generation of marine biologists! Thanks Harkiran and Emma for sharing these wonderful creations with us.

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