In 2022, KS2 took part in the National Schools Partnership ‘Message in a Bottle Top’ competition. Follow our journey below:
We first heard about the project and made the decision to take part. A lot of time was spent researching plastic pollution and the impact it has on our planet. We were all shocked by the information we discovered! Then, we began our planning phase. We each made our own designs and came together to create a final design piece. We knew that we wanted our art to have a message about plastic pollution, and incorporated that into our design.
After asking the local community to start collecting bottle tops at the beginning of the year, it was time to count them out and sort them into colours. We couldn’t believe how many we had! At this point, we had around 1,700 tops! Although this seems like a lot, we knew we needed lots more to create our art piece.
We spent a lot of time after school gluing our bottle tops to the base. It took a lot of hard work and dedication!
Children had a whale of a time fishing around for bottle tops these past few months. I think we can all agree, the finished project is absolutely fintastic! Everyone involved in the project was so proud of their contribution and pleased with the final result. We decided to add the number 100,000 to represent the number of animals that are killed in the sea each year due to plastic.