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Premier League challenges schools to reduce single-use plastics in new competition
The Premier League and Sky Ocean Rescue have launched ‘The Plastic Pollution Challenge’ to get children thinking creatively about how they can reduce single-use plastics at school or in their community.
The ‘Plastic Pollution Challenge’, which tasks primary school pupils to make a pledge detailing how they will help reduce plastic pollution, was launched at the Princess May Primary School in Stoke Newington, London, by Sky Ocean Rescue Ambassador and former footballer, Alex Scott.
Primary school pupils from across England and Wales can enter the competition before 22 March 2019.
The ‘Plastic Pollution Challenge’ forms part of the launch of new, free, downloadable Premier League Primary Stars PSHE teaching resources dedicated to the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign. They contain fun challenges and a quiz designed to help children understand the damage that single-use plastic is having on the environment.
The Premier League Primary Stars education programme offers teachers free curriculum-linked resources across English, Maths, PE and PSHE. More than 16,000 primary schools have already engaged in the programme, which sees 105 Premier League, EFL and National League clubs also provide in-school support to primary schools across England and Wales.
There are a range of prizes on offer for those taking part in the Challenge, including a visit from the Sky Ocean Rescue whale Plasticus, the Premier League Trophy and some exciting special guests for the overall winner.
Ten runners-up will win a chance for their class to travel to the Sky Academy Studios in London where they will have the opportunity to film their pledge, while the first 100 classes to enter the competition will win a set of reusable Sky Ocean Rescue water bottles.