Gifted young scientists have a whale of a time

Students from Harewood College worked with Arts University Bournemouth to produce an environmental project called Dead Sea which went on display in Bournemouth Lower Gardens.

Students from Harewood College worked with Arts University Bournemouth to produce an environmental project called Dead Sea which went on display in Bournemouth Lower Gardens.

Gifted young students from Bournemouth made waves when they told ‘tails’ of how plastic pollution is damaging the world’s oceans.

The team of Year 7 and 8 students from Harewood College joined forces with Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) in Science Week to create sea creatures, including a whale’s tail, from plastic.

During a series of art workshops run by AUB the boys learned about sea pollution and in particular the damage being caused by plastic.

Principal, David Bromfield, said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for some of our gifted and talented students to work alongside university undergraduates on one of the most important issues facing us.

“Through art and science they learned how plastic is polluting our seas and causing serious damage to the planet and its creatures.

“Through the amazing artwork they have created they are showing that plastic can be recycled and re-used rather than thrown away to leave permanent damage to our shores.”

Students from Harewood College worked with Arts University Bournemouth to produce an environmental project called Dead Sea which went on display in Bournemouth Lower Gardens.

Students from Harewood College worked with Arts University Bournemouth to produce an environmental project called Dead Sea which went on display in Bournemouth Lower Gardens.

The students worked side-by-side with first year undergraduates from AUB on their creations in a collaboration they called the ‘Dead Sea’ project.

They decorated a large whale tail structure out of plastic and transformed plastic bottles into sea creatures.

Their creations were placed on public display in the Bournemouth Bandstand in the Lower Gardens for the weekend and are now gracing the college’s reception.

CEO of Avonbourne Trust, Debbie Godfrey-Phaure, said: “This project embraces everything we as a Trust stand for. Part of our unique ethos is all our academies follow the international Earth Charter to guide us towards a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.

“A key part of the Earth Charter is teaching our students that the choices we make today affect all our futures and this is particularly true of the long-term damage being caused to our oceans.

“If young people learn of the devastating impact pollution is having on our planet it will hopefully prevent them making the same mistakes of other generations.”

Students from Harewood College worked with Arts University Bournemouth to produce an environmental project called Dead Sea which went on display in Bournemouth Lower Gardens.

Students from Harewood College worked with Arts University Bournemouth to produce an environmental project called Dead Sea which went on display in Bournemouth Lower Gardens.

 

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