60 students from Year 7 took part in the Sky Ocean Rescue #PassOnPlastic Challenge on Friday 8th February. The Sky Ocean Rescue challenge is a nation-wide competition taking place across Scotland, the North and the Midlands. The session was run by Fallon & Maria from The Transformation Trust working in partnership with Sky on this exciting initiative.
The day provided the students with a fantastic opportunity to engage with sustainability issues in a creative way. They had to work together as a team to come up with environmental solutions, producing a video campaign centred on their ideas focusing on how to reduce single use plastics. These videos were then presented to the whole group with the overall winner being entered into the Sky Ocean Rescue Challenge.
The winners are in with a chance of attending a day trip to London at Sky Academy Studios to work with media specialists to enhance their campaigns further. The two runner up teams will also attend to support and help with the finished video campaigns.
The students worked really well together, using their negotiation, planning and persuasion skills to get the best out of their teams. They had a lot of fun producing their videos, acting, making art work and thinking creatively about how to save our oceans, reduce plastic and make a difference to the future of our marine life. The whole campaign fits in wonderfully with Manorcroft’s own ‘Plastic Free Fridays’ and is a huge concern for the Delta group as a whole in teaching our students to make sure that we are all taking responsibility in reducing single use plastics.