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Preventing Plastic Pollution Cross-Channel School Network virtual launch event

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Cross-Channel School Network virtual launch event

Plastic pollution has become an all too familiar sight in our local environment from our beaches and riverbanks to inland open green space, but where is this plastic coming from and what can we do to prevent it?

Would you and your class like to get involved in a fantastic project bringing together children and young people from England and France to help tackle plastic pollution? The Preventing Plastic Pollution Interreg project is pleased to announce the launch of the cross-channel school network and would like to invite you and your class to attend our virtual launch event at 10 am on Monday the 7th of March 2022.

The event will be hosted by the National Marine Aquarium and Oceanopolis, joined by the Environment Agency and Plymouth City Council. This event will introduce you to some of the issues and impacts of plastic pollution as well as actions and solutions you can take to prevent it. The 45-minute event is open to both primary and secondary schools and will be delivered in both French and English, with a 10-minute section delivered only in French with an optional transcript to follow.

Our ambition is to bring together classes and schools from both countries to share local stories and experiences, complete joint activities, learn the language and culture of your partner school, and work together to tackle plastic pollution.

Following the event, you will be paired with a class of a similar age from France and provided with some suggested activities and methods of communicating with each other, with support from the Preventing Plastic Pollution project partners.

This is great opportunity to be part of an international project, meet new friends in France and help us to tackle plastic pollution together.

Please contact kelly.haynes@environment-agency.gov.uk if you would like to take part and we will send you through joining instructions.