Ocean plastic awareness competition won by eco-conscious pupils

Winning Wrington school pupils Barnaby, Emily, Nate and Isla-May with Celican. Picture: MARK ATHE

Winning Wrington school pupils Barnaby, Emily, Nate and Isla-May with Celican. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Inventive students have won a science competition which raises awareness about the effects of plastic pollution to the world’s oceans.

Wrington Primary School pupils were thrilled to showcase their projects and children in various years took part in the event on the day.

The winning year five group affectionately named their entry Celican – a cross between a seagull and a pelican – at the school’s science week competition held in March.

The bird model was designed to fly down a piece of string – as if it were soaring through the air – to collect magnetic fish from the makeshift sea.

Plastic also featured floating on the invention’s ocean waters, which aimed to highlight damaging effects the waste can have on sealife.


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Year five pupil Nate was ecstatic his group won the competition.

He said: “I think we won because we made our bird a lucky charm.”

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