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Sea this: plastic waste used in school calendar to highlight pollution

A map of Bermuda created from plastic waste by one of Mount Saint Agnes Academy’s Grade 5 classes used in next year’s school calendar, which was designed to highlight the problem of ocean pollution (Photograph supplied)

A school has turned trash into treasure to create a calendar designed to highlight plastic pollution.

The 2022 calendar for Mount Saint Agnes Academy features works of art created by pupils from discarded pieces of plastic collected from around the island.

Pupils got together as class groups to turn the collected waste into art.

The calendar, designed by art teacher Cristina Capelo and primary school teacher Tracy Wicks, is part of the MSA plastics project.

A school spokeswoman said: “The goal of MSA’s plastics project is to create opportunities for all MSA students to learn about the danger of plastics in the ocean and how it is impacting our environment – especially here in Bermuda.

“Students will have an opportunity to not only learn but to help educate the greater community on the impact of plastic on ocean habitats and what we, as individuals and a community, can do to make the oceans healthier.”

The plastics project will be a multidisciplinary project and will be featured in several classes.

The calendars, which cost $15 each, are for sale on the school’s website, as well as at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo and Brown & Co.

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Published December 29, 2021 at 7:45 am (Updated December 29, 2021 at 7:45 am)

Sea this: plastic waste used in school calendar to highlight pollution

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